THOUSANDS of children across Warwickshire will be offered places at secondary schools today- with a record number of children being offered their first preference.
Today is National Offer Day, when Year 6 children and up and down the country learn which secondary school they will attend for the 2022/2023 academic year.
This year, there were 6,671 Warwickshire children who applied for a secondary place by the application deadline of October 31, an increase of six per cent on the previous year. Of those, 82 per cent have been offered a place at their first-choice school, compared to 78.5 per cent in 2021.
A further 12 per cent have been offered a place at another of their school choices, meaning a total of 94 per cent have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.
This year, 97.5 per cet of parents and carers applied online for a secondary school place. Those applicants will receive an email today, or can check their online parent portal. Letters to the remaining applicants have been posted.
Coun Jeff Morgan, Warwickshire County Council education spokesman, said: “I’m really pleased that the number of children getting a place at their chosen school continues to increase.
“We have many excellent schools across the county and they continue to be popular with familes both from within Warwickshire and those living outside it. We look forward to welcoming our new secondary school children starting in September”.
The deadline for Warwickshire parents to respond to their secondary school offer is March 15.
More information on how to do this is on the Warwickshire County Council website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/secondaryoffers