Most children get preferred secondary school choice in Rutland

Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095025001

Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095025001

0
Have your say

Rutland County Council says 97 per cent of children have been offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools.

Parents and pupils found out on Tuesday what they had been offered.

The county council, which has responsibility for ensuring that children have access to suitable education, coordinates the process with the schools in the county which are all academies and manage their own admissions.

The council received and processed 364 applications from residents and 354 were offered places at either their first, second or third choice school.

Almost nine out of 10 children were offered their first choice. Just 10 residents had no preference met and instead received an alternative offer.

Portfolio holder for education David Wilby said: “Rutland has consistently achieved some of the highest satisfaction rates for secondary school admissions in the country and we are pleased to say that this is once again the case for 2016.”