Parents and guardians of children who will be moving into Year 7 next September have a little over two weeks left in which to apply for a secondary school place for them.

Over two thirds of parents whose children will be starting secondary school in September 2024 have now applied for a place for them – and the rest are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 October, 2023, and parents and guardians are asked to submit the application before this date.

Councillor Jacqui Coogan, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: “If your child is in their final year at primary or junior school, you must ensure you have completed your application by the end of this month.

“The majority of parents have already completed their applications, but many have not yet started and around 400 have begun their applications but haven’t submitted them. If you either started your application, or have begun but haven’t finished it, please do so as soon as possible.

“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.”

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, 2024.

Applying online has a number of benefits. Applications are made through a secure website and can be viewed and edited online up to the closing date for applications of 31 October, 2023. Applicants will also be able to access their child's school allocation online on 1 March, 2024, rather than having to wait for the post.