More families in Sutton offered a place at their preferred primary school

15 Apr 2024

Over 92% of children in Sutton received an offer at their first preference primary school for September 2024, an increase of almost 1% on last year.

Sutton Council has been able to offer 98.9% of children in Sutton one of their top three preferences, which is an increase of 0.1% compared with September 2023. Similarly, the council has been able to offer 99.4% of children one of their six preference schools, an increase of 0.1% from last year.

Sutton Council works with local schools and education service provider Cognus to ensure every Sutton child has access to a school place.

Parents and carers who applied online will receive an email notifying them to log on to their account and check their outcome at  

Those who completed a printed application form will either receive an email or a letter notifying them of their outcome.

Parents and carers must formally accept the offer by the deadline given in the notification letter or email.

Support for the new school term
Parents can check their eligibility to receive free school meals and funding for their child’s school through the pupil premium if they receive certain benefits.

Parents who need to buy a new school uniform for the autumn term can contact the school uniform shop that provides free, branded and unbranded school uniforms - parents can sign up to Sutton Scene to be informed when the uniform shop has its summer holiday drop-in event.

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