Families are reminded that applications are now being taken for secondary school places for students due to start Year 7 in 2017.

Parents or guardians of pupils who are currently in Year 6 and are due to start at secondary school next year have until the end of October 2016 to apply for a place at their preferred schools.

To do so, parents should log on to Type=articles;Articleid=2548;Title=School admissions; and complete the short application process as soon as possible.

To help parents and pupils make their decision, secondary schools in Wolverhampton are holding open days and evenings to give them the opportunity to see what's on offer. Further details are available at Type=articles;Articleid=2548;Title=School admissions; or by contacting secondary schools directly.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, 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 2017.

"That may seem a long way off, but the closing date for applications for secondary school places is the end of October 2016."

Applicants will be notified of their child's allocated school place on 1 March, 2017.

Councillor Darke added: "Wolverhampton's secondary schools have undergone a major transformation in recent years, and I'm sure parents and pupils will be impressed by what is on offer.

"We invested £270 million in new and refurbished accommodation through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. This has transformed secondary education providers in the city and provided modern learning environments that our young people can be proud of.

"We are also working hard to raise school standards across Wolverhampton, and 82% of our secondary schools are now rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, compared to just 69% 3 years ago."

  • released: Friday 23 September, 2016