Medway children get their secondary school offer tomorrow

 

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Medway Matters

Nearly 95 per cent of primary aged children in Medway have been offered one of their preference places at secondary school, new figures show.

Families across Medway will start receiving news of the school their child has been offered for September 2015 tomorrow,  Monday, 2 March, which is National Offer Day.

Parents who applied online and provided an e-mail address will also receive the offer by email after 4pm on the same day.

Of the 3,095 Medway children offered places, nearly 81 per cent have been offered their first preference place, and nearly 10 per cent have been awarded their second place preference.

The school admissions process for Medway is a huge task and involves the council’s Student Services (Admissions) Team processing secondary school applications for 3,524 children in total including 429 out of area children this year.

Ninety per cent of families used the council’s online application process to submit their preferences.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services Cllr Mike O’Brien said: “Finding out which secondary school your child has been allocated is always a really big event for families.

“It’s wonderful that a vast majority of children have been offered one of their top preference places and I’d like to wish all the children the very best for the future and hope they go on to work hard and achieve great things at secondary school.”

Barbara Peacock, the Director of Children and Adult Services, said: “I’m pleased that many children have gained places at one of their chosen secondary schools, of which we have a great selection in Medway. I wish the children all the very best and hope they enjoy the next exciting stage of their education.”

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