Children get their secondary school offer



News from Medway Council

Nearly 97.5 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 2016 today – National Offer Day.

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

Of the 3,008 Medway children offered places, nearly 84.5 per cent have been offered their first preference place, and nearly 9.5 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 3,526 children in total, including 518 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: “I’m very happy that a vast majority of children have been offered one of their top preference places. 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 as they take the big step up to secondary school.”

Barbara Peacock, Director of Children and Adult Services, said: “I’m pleased that so many children have gained places at one of their chosen secondary schools 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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