Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA has welcomed confirmation that almost 97% of children have been allocated their nursery school place and over 99% of children have been allocated their primary school place.
Speaking after the Education Authority released both sets of figures, the Foyle MLA commented: “I know that for parents the waiting to hear if their child has been allocated a place close to their home can be an anxious time. The fact that 97% nursery places and over 99% of primary school places have now been allocated will come as a welcome relief to many parents.
“For those families who have not yet secured a place, I would urge them to stay in the process until appropriate nursery and primary school places are secured.
“I am also calling on the Education Authority to work closely with parents and schools in order to ensure the needs of parents and children are met’.