Secondary schools around Wolverhampton are throwing open their doors to prospective pupils and parents over the coming weeks.
Parents or guardians of pupils currently in Year 6 are being urged to think now about which secondary school they would like their child to attend from next September – with the window for applications for places now open.
And over the next few weeks, each of Wolverhampton’s 20 secondary schools – including from this year the city’s University Technical College – will be providing parents and children with numerous opportunities to see what’s on offer before they make their choice.
A series of open days and open evenings are being held, with details available at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/opendays or by contacting secondary schools directly. Should any of these times prove difficult, it may be possible to make an appointment with headteachers for parents or guardians to visit at a mutually convenient time.
Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “If your child has recently started their final year at primary or junior school, now is the time to start thinking about their secondary school place for September 2020.
“That may seem a long way off, but the closing date for applications for secondary school places is 31 October, 2019.
“All Wolverhampton’s secondary schools are holding open days and open evenings over the coming weeks, and I’d urge parents to see for themselves the facilities on offer and choose their preferred schools before the application deadline.”
To apply, please log on to www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/admissions and complete the short application process as soon as possible.
Councillor Dr Hardacre added: “This is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child, so please don't miss the deadline. Ensuring applications are made by the end of October will increase the chances of securing a place at a preferred school.”
For help and advice, contact the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or email email@example.com.
Some 84% of schools in Wolverhampton are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. For more information about education in the city, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/education.