01/03/2024 - Permalink

Shropshire children receive secondary school place offers

Related topics: Children's services

Children across the country are today (Friday 1 March 2024) finding out which secondary school they have been offered a place at for the academic year that starts in September.

In Shropshire Council’s area, 2,974 children applied on time for places at secondary schools, with 89.7% – 2,667 children – offered their first preference school.

All who applied on time have been offered a place, with 98.4% allocated one of their preferences, and 1.6% allocated an alternative preference.

This year’s figures for the Shropshire Council area are:

  • Number of on-time applications  – 2,974
  • Number allocated their 1st preference – 2,667 (89.7%)
  • Number allocated their 2nd preference – 225 (7.6%)
  • Number allocated their 3rd preference – 37 (1.2%)
  • Number allocated one of their preferences  – 2,929 (98.4%)
  • Number allocated an alternative preference – 49 (1.6%)

Kirstie Hurst-Knight, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children and education, said:

“At this stage in the 2024 admissions process we’re delighted that, as in previous years, a high percentage of pupils have been offered their first preference school.

“We’ve always met a high percentage of first preference requests, and have always been ranked amongst the top three West Midlands councils.

“Parents are invited to submit three preferences, and over 98% per cent of Shropshire parents have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.”

The figures for 2023 can be seen here.