Reading Councul Report Increased Demand for Secondary School Places


90% of Reading families applying for a secondary school place have been offered their first or second choice, with almost 75% being allocated a place in their preferred school.

A total of 1496 applications – not including children with statements of special educational needs – were received for the September 2014 intake. In common with the national picture, Reading is reporting a lower preference outcome due to the higher number of applicants. This year, 74.6% out of 1496 applications were allocated their first choice compared to 79.4% out of 1411 applications in 2013.

Any parent who receives an offer and has any concerns, or wants to discuss the offer further, are being urged to phone Reading Borough Council’s dedicated Schools Admissions Team on 0118 937 3777 in the first instance. The Admissions Team will be on hand between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to discuss in detail any alternative options which may be available.

March 4, 2014 |

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