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Record numbers achieve first choice secondary school in Wiltshire

Record numbers achieve first choice secondary school in Wiltshire

More than 99% of Wiltshire children will be attending a secondary school of their choice this September as parents find out the results of applications today.

Parents who applied online are finding out today which school their child will attend in September this year with 99.3% receiving one of their first three choices.

Figures show Wiltshire has been able to offer nearly 96% (95.8) of parents a place at their first preference school – up by 1% on 2015.

People who applied online can view the outcome of their application at https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php. Most parents now apply for places online with 88% of the 4,522 applications received doing so – up from 65% last year. Those who applied by post will have their decisions sent to them by first class post today.

Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s services said: “Many parents will have put a great deal of thought into choosing a school for their child and I’m delighted once again so many Wiltshire pupils will be going to the school of their choice.”

All applicants have until 15 March 2016 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 on our website www.wiltshire.gov.uk /schooladmissions


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