Secondary school intake – offers as at 1 March 2013

By on 01/03/2013 in News

Today is national day of offer of secondary school places. Birmingham City Council’s school admissions and pupil placements team has offered advice and guidance to parents/carers and pupils and has processed over 15,000 applications for secondary school places.

This year the number of parent/carers who have been offered their first preferred school has risen to 73.6%, an increase of over 5% on last year.  Almost 95% of parent/carers have been offered one of their preferred schools.

See below for full details

Birmingham pupils

  • 13,303 Birmingham pupils applied to transfer to secondary school
  • 47,364 preferences were expressed
  • 10,009 (77.3%) applications were made on-line*
  • 9,786 (73.6%) were offered their first preferred school
  • 1,482 (11.1%) were offered their second preferred school
  • 700 (5.3%) were offered their third preferred school
  • 345 (2.6%) were offered their fourth preferred school
  • 205 (1.5%) were offered their fifth preferred school
  • 103 (0.8%) were offered their sixth preferred school
  • 12,621 (94.9%) were offered one of their preferred schools
  • 682 (5.1%) were offered a school that was not one of their preferences
  • 1,590 (12%) were offered a school outside Birmingham

* 364 SEN pupils cannot apply online

Extra-district pupils

  • 1,706 pupils who live in another local authority applied for a place at a Birmingham school
  • 3,056 preferences were expressed
  • 444 (26%) were offered their first preferred school
  • 86 (5%) were offered their second preferred school
  • 37 (2.2%) were offered their third preferred school
  • 11 (0.6%) were offered their fourth preferred school
  • 8 (0.5%) were offered their fifth preferred school
  • 4 (0.2%) were offered their sixth preferred school
  • 590 (34.5%) pupils who live in another local authority were offered a Birmingham school

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