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96% of Wiltshire children given first choice secondary school place

96% of Wiltshire children given first choice secondary school place

Figures released today show 96% of Wiltshire children will attend their first choice of secondary school from this September as parents find out the results of their online applications. Parents who applied online are finding out the decision today with 99% of children being offered one of their three choices and 96% receiving their first choice. The number of parents applying online has risen again, with 92% of applications being made online compared to 88% last year. Those who applied by post will have their decisions posted to them today. The results of online applications are available at https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php. The numbers of parents applying are also up on last year as the number of children gradually increases in line with primary population growth. There were 4,621 on time applications received this year – 99 more applications than in 2016. Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s services said: “Wiltshire has consistently been able to offer most parents the secondary school of their choice and I’m delighted that once again the figures are so high. This is in no small part due to the careful planning of our teams who ensure we have sufficient places across the county for now and in the future.” All applicants have until Wednesday 15 March to accept the offer they receive. The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received one of their preferred schools. Details of how to appeal are included in the decision letter posted to all applicants. Further information is also available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions


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