Great news for all secondary school places, with 100% getting first choice. This in from the council, in their own words. Ed
With the Isle of Wight now fully using the new two-tier education system, over 94% of parents have been allocated their first choice of primary school for the next academic year.
This is a slight increase on the previous year, where 93.5% were offered their first choice of primary school.
100% for secondary schools
In addition, 100% of parents have been given their first choice of secondary school.
Almost 2,500 parents submitted admission forms outlining their first, second and third choice of schools.
Offer letters will now be posted to all parents. Those who applied on-line before the published deadline will be notified by email.
Dawn Cousins, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member responsible for children’s services said “It is very encouraging that we have achieved such high figures for the second year running.
“This has been achieved in the same academic year that the Island has moved to a full two tier system, which shows there has been no disruption to the admissions process.”
Any parents who wish to challenge the school place they have been allocated can do so with the local council via an appeals process, which will be explained in their offer letter. Each appeal is then considered by an independent panel, which will make a final decision that is binding.