Record number of Warwickshire pupils offered place at one of preferred secondary schools - The Rugby Observer

Record number of Warwickshire pupils offered place at one of preferred secondary schools

Rugby Editorial 1st Mar, 2024   0

A RECORD number of Warwickshire children have been offered one of their top three secondary school choices today (Friday March 1).

On National Offer Day today, over 7,100 Year 6 children in the county learn which secondary school they will attend for the 2024-25 academic year.

Of those, over 95 per cent have been offered a place at one of their top three preferred schools.

Parents and carers who applied online will receive an email, or can check their online parent portal, to get details of their offer and instructions on what to do next. Letters to the remaining applicants have been posted.

This is the first year when Warwickshire County Council (WCC) will automatically accept offers on behalf of families, meaning parents and carers do not need to take any action other than contacting the new school to confirm transition arrangements.

This will also apply to Primary National Offer Day on April 16.

WCC education spokeswoman Coun Kam Kaur said: “I’m delighted so many children are being offered one of their preferred schools today.

“Meeting the challenge of growing demand from more housing has been one of our core education priorities and I am pleased we have been able to strategically plan for the creation of more provision across the county.

“The new arrangements, where we’re accepting places on behalf of parents, will also make the whole process as simple as possible, meaning less work for parents and carers to do, and allowing the admissions team to focus more of their time on placing children in schools.”

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