On Tuesday the 8th March, approximately 554,000 school children will find out if they have been offered a place at their preferred secondary school.
Due to a surge in the population, the competition is fierce with the most sought after schools under a great deal of pressure. After 70% of local authorities saw an increase last year in the number of parents whose child lost out on their top choice; it is likely that many parents will be appealing this year’s result in the hope that their children will become a top achiever at their chosen school.
We urge you to take a look at the bigger picture because the quality of a school shouldn’t be evaluated solely on the performance of the pupils in their GCSEs and A-levels. Other factors must be considered such as the schools performance in the Ofsted report and most importantly whether your child will be safe in their hands.