Record breaking number of first choice secondary school offers in Sandwell

More parents and carers than ever have been offered their first choice of Sandwell secondary schools.

Of the parents who applied, 78.65 per cent have been offered a place at their child’s first choice of secondary school - the highest percentage ever in Sandwell.

More than 90 per cent of parents and carers have been offered one of their top three choices for their child, and those who didn’t get one of those choices are still offered a place for their child at another Sandwell school. No child will be left without a school place.

The places offered this year show an increase in the number of parents getting their first choice. Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said:

"Year on year Sandwell is making progress on enabling families to secure a secondary school place of their choice.

“With nearly 80 per cent getting their first choice and more than 90 per cent getting one of their top three choices of school, we are confident that the vast majority will be very happy with their school place offer in Sandwell."

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