Over 95% of children in Telford and Wrekin get a preferred secondary school place

Today (1 March), on National Offer Day, parents and carers will find out which secondary school their child has been allocated from September 2024. For the third successive year, over 95% of children in Telford and Wrekin were offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools.

Over 95% of children in Telford and Wrekin get a preferred secondary school place

The council received 2,396 on time applications for secondary schools and offered every applicant a school place.

In total, 2,289 (95.7 per cent) of pupils were offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools - 1,942 (81.1 per cent) received their first preference, 277 (11.6 per cent) their second preference, 54 (2.3 per cent) their third preference, and 16 (0.7 per cent) received their fourth preference. 

Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab) cabinet member for education, employment and visitor economy said:

“We are delighted that this is another year when so many parents and carers (over 95%) have secured places for their children at one of their preferred secondary schools and when every single applicant has received a school place offer. 

“This is also credit to our council’s significant investment to expand schools’ capacity across the borough by hundreds of places. 

“Over the past ten years, we have rebuilt and refurbished every secondary school in our borough to create more school places. We are committed to drive this investment forward over the coming years as well, so even more youngsters can attend their preferred local secondary school and benefit from modern spaces for growth and learning.”

On 1 March, during the day, the council will be notifying parents and carers by email of their secondary school application outcome. 

To view their secondary school offer, parents and carers can also log on the Parent Portal account on the Council’s website: https://education.telford.gov.uk/Live/SynergyWeb/Parents/default.aspx


Parents and carers whose children have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) have already been informed of their offered secondary school.




 

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