Parents and/or guardians of pupils currently in Year 6 are being urged to think now about which secondary school they would like their child to attend from next September – with the window for applications for places now open.
Each of Wolverhampton’s 20 secondary schools – including from this year the city’s University Technical College – provided parents and children with numerous opportunities to see what’s on offer before they make their choice.
A series of open days and open evenings were held, with details available at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/opendays or by contacting secondary schools directly.
It may be possible to make an appointment with headteachers for parents or guardians to visit at a mutually convenient time.
Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “If your child has recently started their final year at primary or junior school, now is the time to start thinking about their secondary school place for September 2020.
“That may seem a long way off, but the closing date for applications for secondary school places is 31 October, 2019.
“All Wolverhampton’s secondary schools are holding open days and open evenings over the coming weeks, and I’d urge parents to see for themselves the facilities on offer and choose their preferred schools before the application deadline.”
Councillor Dr Hardacre added: “This is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child, so please don’t miss the deadline.
Ensuring applications are made by the end of October will increase the chances of securing a place at a preferred school.”
Some 84% of schools in Wolverhampton are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.