Secondary school place allocations announced for September

The number of young people applying for a secondary school place has increased this year, as thousands of primary pupils in Plymouth find out which school they will be going to this September.

The Council have confirmed that 97 per cent of young people (2,829) were allocated a place at one of their preferred schools.

Letters and emails confirming school places for September 2019 have been sent to parents and schools have also been given the admissions information relating to their children, so parents are also able to ask teachers directly for confirmation of their child’s secondary school place.

Parents must respond to their allocation of a school place for their child within the next two weeks. For those that applied for their place online, the easiest way to respond is through their online account. If parents do not make a response, the allocated place could be withdrawn and offered to someone else.

Councillor Jon Taylor Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Transformation said: “We’re extremely pleased that yet again we have been able to match the overwhelming majority of young people with their first choice of secondary school. We understand how emotive the decision of secondary schooling is for parents and our school admissions team aims to match as many parent’s requests as they possibly can. If you are unhappy about the school place your child has been allocated please call the council’s school admissions team on 01752 307469.”

Dates will be announced on the Council’s website shortly for parents who want their child to be considered for a grammar school place in September 2020.