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Primary school offer day 2018.

Primary school offer day 2018.

The annual scramble for places in reception is likely to become more intense this year, as top-rated schools across the country struggle to accommodate the growing number of applicants.

For the vast majority, relief will replace anxiety as they secure a place at the school of their choosing.

However, for the remainder, the only real option is to try and secure a place through the independent appeals process. For some, the waiting list may result in a place being offered following rejection by other parents.

The School Admission Appeals Code effective from February 2012 provides statutory guidance as to how such appeals are to be conducted.

Since 1999 admission authorities have been required to limit school places so that classes do not exceed a ratio of 30 to one except in very limited circumstances. But more importantly, at the same time the grounds on which an appeal can be successful were also limited.

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