First choice for most

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NEARLY 99 per cent of Derbyshire children have been offered their first choice of secondary school – up more than two per cent on last year.

Thousands of letters will be sent by Derbyshire County Council next Thursday to tell parents where their child has been offered a place.

Parents whose children have not got a place at their preferred school have the right of appeal to an independent panel. Go to to find out more.

Parents will be notified about infant, primary and junior school places on April 30.