Figures released today (Tuesday 19 April) show that 97% of parents have secured a place for their child at one of their preferred infant or primary schools in Wolverhampton – with 90% getting their first choice school.

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. 
"Some 13,000 more pupils attend Good or Outstanding-rated schools today than they did just a few years ago, and we're continuing to see improved outcomes for children and young people across the board, from our very youngest pupils to those heading into further education, employment or training for the first time. 
“We work hard with our local providers to ensure as many children as possible are able to go to school where they want to, and it is pleasing that so many parents have secured reception class places at one of their preferred 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 will also 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 class this autumn who have not yet applied for a place should do so immediately by calling the council's school admissions team on 01902 551122 or via