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Three quarters of Solihull pupils will go to first choice secondary school

Solihull Editorial 1st Mar, 2019 Updated: 1st Mar, 2019   0

THREE quarters of pupils in Solihull will go to their first choice secondary school in September, the council has announced.

Solihull Council chiefs have welcomed the news that all children living in Solihull borough have been offered a place.

A total of 77 per cent have been offered their first preference, and 96 per cent have been offered one of their six preferences.

Cabinet member for children, education and skills Councillor Ken Meeson said: “We recognise the importance of a good education to improve children’s life chances and that parents have ambition for them to succeed, which is why we have always ensured that school places in the borough are sufficient to meet need.

“We will continue to work hard with our schools to maintain excellence and make sure provision is there for future generations.”

Solihull Council received 3,680 applications for children starting secondary school in September this year – 2,528 of these were from parents of children living in Solihull.

The remaining applications were from parents of children living outside the borough.

A Solihull Council spokesperson said: “A small number of cases, parents’ school preferences could not be met; however, they have all been offered an alternative place within the borough.”

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