More than 94% of families in Sandwell get first choice of primary school
Published 17th April 2023
More than 94 per cent (94%) of parents and carers have been offered a place for their child in Reception at their first preferred school, an increase of two per cent on last year in Sandwell.
Families applying for school places were notified today (Monday 17 April), either by email or letter, which school their child will be starting in September 2023.
More than 98 per cent (98%) of families have been offered one of their top three preferences for their child, and those who didn’t get one of those preferences are still offered a place at another Sandwell school. No child will be left without a school place.
Michael Jarrett, Director of Children and Education, said: “More than 3,900 children have been offered a school place at one of their family’s top preferences in Reception.
“With more than 98 per cent getting one of their top preferences of school, we know the vast majority of families will be very happy with their school place offer in Sandwell.”