Parents were informed on April 16 which primary school their child had been placed in, with 98.3 per cent of those who applied by the closing date in Derbyshire given a place at one of their three preferred schools.
This included 7,162 children (94.6 per cent) who had their top school preference met for September.
But data released by Derbyshire County Council also shows a number of schools which were oversubscribed, and how many children are on the waiting list.
Jane Parfrement, Executive Director for Children’s Services at Derbyshire County Council said: “Starting school is a big step for every child and I’m really pleased that so many families have been allocated a place at one of their three preferred schools.
“I’d like to thank everyone who applied within the deadline and I’d like to thank our school admissions and transport team for all their hard work processing all the applications.
“If you haven’t applied for your child’s primary school place yet then please get in contact with us as a matter of urgency.”
Parents unhappy with the decision have until May 17 to lodge an appeal, with cases to be heard as soon after that as possible.
For more information on how to appeal, see the county council website.