Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Lancashire County Council is reminding parents that they'll find out which primary school their child has been allocated a place at on Sunday 16 April, which is also Easter Sunday this year.
National Offer Day is decided by the government and because this falls within the Easter holiday, staff will only be available to deal with any queries about the offers from 8am on Tuesday 18 April.
Debbie Ormerod, Lancashire County Council's admissions manager, said: "We are legally required to issue offers for school places on a certain day, and this year the government's recommendation for National Offer Day is Easter Sunday.
"We know that anyone who has a query may be keen to speak to us as soon as possible, but due to the Easter Bank Holiday, the earliest we can make staff available is on Tuesday.
"We know this may be an anxious time for parents, and our team will be on hand first thing on Tuesday morning to help out with any enquiries."
Parents will receive details about who to contact for advice and information on school admissions and appeals in the offer letter or email they receive, and can also visit the website http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/schoolswww.lancashire.gov.uk/schools to find out more information.
Area education offices can also be contacted using the email addresses below:
North (Lancaster, Wyre and Fylde): firstname.lastname@example.org
South (Preston, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Chorley): email@example.com
East (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale): firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeals are heard locally and those for Lancashire primary schools will take place during May and June.
Tagged as: Children, Education and Families