01/03/2021 - Permalink

National Offer Day for secondary school places

Related topics: Children's services

Today is National Offer Day, when the allocation of secondary school places is made to children across the country (Monday 1 March 2021).

In Shropshire Council’s area, where 2,897 children sought places at secondary schools, 91.4 per cent – 2,648 children – were offered their first preference school.

Karen Bradshaw, Shropshire Council’s executive director of children’s services, said:-

“At this stage in the 2021 admissions process, Shropshire is delighted that a high percentage of pupils, even more than last year, have been offered their first preference school.

“We have always met a high percentage of first preference requests and been ranked amongst the top three West Midlands local authorities.

“Parents are invited to submit three preferences, and over 96 per cent of Shropshire parents have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.”

Primary to secondary20212020
Number of applications2,8972,863
Number allocated their first preference2,64891.42,58890.4
Number allocated their second preference1043.61384.8
Number allocated their third preference371.3371.3
Number allocated one of their preferences2,78996.32,76396.5
Number allocated an alternative preference1083.71003.5