Parents or guardians of pupils in Year 6 are reminded that they have less than 2 weeks left to apply for a secondary school place for their child.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 31 October, 2014, and people should be thinking now about which secondary school they would prefer their child to attend.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "If your child is in their final year at primary or junior school, you now need to think long and hard about which secondary school you'd prefer them to be at in September 2015.

"This is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child's future. The closing date for applications for secondary school places is a little over a week away - and ensuring your application is in before the deadline will increase the chance of your child securing a place at one of your preferred schools."

Parents or guardians can apply for their choice of secondary school online at Type=articles;Articleid=2548;Title=School admissions;. The closing date for applications is 31 October, 2014. Parents or guardians will be notified of their child's allocated school place from 2 March, 2015.

Anyone needing help to make an online application is invited to attend one of 2 drop in sessions at the Civic Centre on Wednesday and Friday, 29 and 31 October, 2014. The sessions run from 10am to 4pm and computers will be available with staff on hand to help parents through the application process.

Over the last few weeks, Wolverhampton's 17 secondary schools have held open days to give parents and children the chance to see what's on offer before they express a preference.

Councillor Page added: "Our secondary schools have undergone a major transformation in recent years.

"We've invested £270 million in new and refurbished accommodation through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme which will be completed by next September.

"This has provided 21st century learning environments that our young people can be proud of, and I'm sure parents and pupils will have been really impressed by what they saw during the recent open days."

  • released: Friday 24 October, 2014