Nearly 5,000 children have been allocated a secondary school place in Sandwell.
A record number of parents and carers have received their first choice of secondary school place for their children and 89% of parents have been given one of their top three choices.
Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children’s services visited the site where new secondary school, West Bromwich Collegiate Academy is being built. He said: “We have given nearly 5,000 school places to children and more parents than ever have received their first choice of secondary school.
“In Sandwell we are making sure that more school places are available including building new schools like West Bromwich Collegiate Academy, due to open in September.”
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy will open its doors to its first 175 pupils in September.
George Faux will be the Principal at West Bromwich Collegiate Academy. He said: “It’s really exciting to be opening a brand new school here and the community have been amazingly supportive.
“There are 175 notifications going out to families to tell them they will be the first at West Bromwich Collegiate Academy. What will really make this a school community is these families and the staff coming together in this great building when it is finished in September.”
Parents and carers will receive email notifications about their offered school place if they have applied online or a letter will be posted if they used the paper application form.