Secondary school places confirmed today
Parents in Herefordshire joined those across England today (Thursday 1 March), with finding out which secondary school their child will be attending in September 2018.
Herefordshire Council has made 1,785 offers of places in schools across the county with the following parental preference success rates:
First preference: 1,633 offers, which is 91.5% of the total offers
Second preference: 90 offers, which is 5% of the total offers with a cumulative success rate of 95%
Third preference: 7 offers, which is 0.4% of the total offers with a cumulative success rate of 99.6%
In comparison to last year, slightly less parents got their first school preference (94.7% in 2017).
The balance of places offered, which is 55 or 3.1%, were to parents whose preferences could not be met and their offer was for the nearest school to their home address with available spaces.
As in previous years, Herefordshire schools are a net importer of pupils, with more pupils from neighbouring counties requesting places in the county’s schools than Herefordshire pupils requesting places in neighbouring counties.
There are currently four Herefordshire secondary schools with waiting lists and five have available spaces.
The council has continued to promote its online application service this year, which was used by 85% of families compared to 78% last year.