Suffolk parents’ schools of choice
MORE Suffolk pupils have received offers for a place at their preferred secondary school than last year, it can be revealed today.
This year Suffolk County Council received 7,427 applications from parents outlining which secondary school they would prefer their children to be educated at from September 2013.
Of those 7,427 an impressive 97.39% of applicants received offers for their first preference and 99.53% of applicants receiving an offer from one of their three preferences.
There has also been an increase in the number of people choosing to submit an application online, with 68% of online applications having been received this year compared with 48.9% in 2012.
Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and young people, said: “It is extremely good news that so many pupils have received an offer from one of their preferred secondary schools.
“All these pupils and their parents will have benefited from submitting their admissions application on time, because as a result they have had the best possible chance of receiving an offer from one of their preferred schools.
“Progressing to secondary school and beginning preparations for GCSEs is an important moment for any young person, so the more we can do to make the transition right for the student, the better. I wish everyone starting a new school in September the very best.”
Any applicant who has not secured an offer of a place at one of their preferred schools has the right of appeal to an independent panel, and can do so by contacting the school admissions team on 0845 6000981(local rate).
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