Date Published: 13 March 2018
All children starting secondary school in Rutland in 2018 are set to get a place at one of their preferred schools.
Ahead of this year’s National Offer Day [Thursday 1st March], Rutland County Council received and processed 364 applications from residents, with 100% of primary school children in Rutland offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools.
96% of Rutland resident children will be offered a place at their first choice school, continuing the high levels of satisfaction achieved in the county over previous years.
Of the residents who applied, all 364 were offered places at either their first, second or third choice school, meaning no one was left without the offer of a place.
“To be able to offer every single one of Rutland’s primary school leavers a place at one of their preferred schools is fantastic. This has been helped by an increase in Rutland’s pupil allocation numbers and we are pleased for parents and students that Rutland has been able to achieve such a high level of satisfaction for secondary school admissions. By continuing to work closely with local schools around pupil place planning we are confident we can continue to meet demand in the county.”
Councillor David Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning
All Rutland secondary schools are currently judged good or better by Ofsted, while Rutland’s Progress 8 scores significantly outperformed all other authorities in the East Midlands and are well above national performance.
Scores for The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) in Rutland are also significantly above the national average.