Acceptances and refusals

The email and letter you receive will name the primary school your child has been offered for September 2024.

You do not need to let us know if you plan to accept this offer.

If you want to refuse this offer, you must tell us before Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Your offer letter will tell you how you can refuse the offer. If you do not refuse the offer, the school will update their records to show the offer has been accepted.

If your child has not been offered a place at any of the schools you applied for, this will be because the school(s) received more applications than there were places available and other children met the admission criteria more closely than your child. Details of school admission criteria are available at

You are strongly encouraged to accept the offer you have received so that your child has a guaranteed place for September 2024.

If you refuse the offer, the place may be given to a child on the waiting list for that school.

If you accept the offer, this will not affect your child’s waiting list position for any of your higher preference schools, or prevent you from appealing, or influence the outcome of any appeal you may submit.

Page last updated: 2 April 2024

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