95% of Wiltshire children given their first preference of secondary school for this September
Most people applied online, with 99% or 5195 submitted digitally, and just 58 paper applications
Figures released today (1 March) show 95% of parents have been offered a place at their first preference school for their child - a jump of nearly three per cent on 2021.
Wiltshire has been able to offer 95.36% of parents their first preference - and 98.6% of parents a place at one of their three preferred schools.
Parents who applied online have found out their decisions today, while those who applied by post will have their decisions posted out to them today (1 March).
The results of online applications are available on our 'Apply for a school place' web page.
Parents will need their user ID and password to access their decisions.
There were 5253 applications received for this September - 208 more than 2021. This is due to the number of children transferring to secondary school in September 2022 being slightly higher than in 2021.
Most people applied online, with 99% or 5195 submitted digitally, and just 58 paper applications.
Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "Choosing the right secondary school for your child is such an important step and I'm pleased that once again Wiltshire families will have good news about their preferred schools. These healthy figures are possible due to the careful planning and strategic thought that our officers invest to ensure there are sufficient places for this September but also for the years ahead.
"I wish all our pupils and their families the best as they can now look ahead to September and preparations for making that important step from primary to secondary."
All applicants have until 15 March to accept the offer they receive. The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received an offer at their preferred school.
Details of how to appeal are available on our 'Apply for a school place' web page.