Close to 90% of parents whose children will be starting secondary school next year have now applied for a place for them – and the rest have until this weekend to complete their applications.

The deadline for applications for places for students who are due to start Year 7 in September 2021 is this Saturday (31 October, 2020) and parents are asked to ensure they submit their application before this date.

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “If your child is in their final year at primary or junior school, now is the time to apply for a secondary school place for them.

“The closing date for applications is only days away, so time really is of the essence. The process is quick and easy, and ensuring applications are made before the deadline will increase the chances of securing a place at a preferred school.”

Nearly 90% of parents have already completed their applications, but many have not yet started. In addition, a further 300 have begun their applications but have not yet submitted them. 

To apply for a school place, parents should log on to School admissions and complete the short application process. Parents and guardians will be notified of their child’s allocated school place on 1 March, 2021.

Applying online has a number of benefits. Applications are made through a secure website and can be viewed or edited online up to the closing date for applications (31 October, 2020). People who apply online will also be able to access their child's school allocation online on 1 March, 2021, rather than having to wait for a letter in the post.