Brenda Wile, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Deputy Director of Education, said: “We understand how important getting into the right school is to pupils and their parents, and we want as many of our young people as possible to secure a place at one of their preferred schools.
"Demand for places in Wolverhampton schools is increasing all the time and we work hard with our local providers to ensure as many children as possible are able to go to school where they want to.
“It is pleasing that so many parents have secured reception class places at one of their preferred schools, and it is also important to stress that every child has been allocated a place at one of the city’s schools.
“Waiting lists will be in operation over the coming months and any places will be made available as and when they become free, while parents who are unhappy with the allocation made for their child have the opportunity to make an appeal if they wish, which will be considered by an independent panel."
Any parents of children due to start in reception this autumn who haven’t yet applied for a place should do so immediately by calling the council's school admissions team on 01902 551122 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.