Applications are now being taken for secondary school places for students due to start in Year 7 in 2019, and education providers in Wolverhampton are inviting prospective pupils and parents to see what they have to offer.

Parents or guardians of pupils who are currently in Year 6 and are due to start secondary education next year have until 31 October, 2018 to apply for a place at their preferred school.

To apply, please 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, all secondary schools in Wolverhampton will be holding open days 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 individual secondary schools directly.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "If your child has just started their final year at primary or junior school, now is the time to start thinking about their secondary school place for next year.

"That may seem a long way off, but the closing date for applications for secondary school places is 31 October 2018.

"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."

She added: "All Wolverhampton's secondary schools will be holding open days and evenings over the coming weeks, and I'd urge parents to see for themselves the facilities on offer and select their preferred schools before the application deadline."

For help and advice, please contact the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or email

Some 90% of schools in Wolverhampton are now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, more than ever before. For more information about education in the city, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=435;Title=Education & schools;.

  • released: Thursday 6 September, 2018