Date Published: 02 March 2021
Ahead of this year’s National Offer Day for secondary school admissions [1 March 2021], Rutland County Council processed 377 applications from residents, with 367 receiving the offer of a place from one of their preferred secondary schools.
This means 97 per cent of primary school children have been offered places at either their first, second or third preference college. This is an increase on last year’s figure of 96 per cent and remains higher than the national average.
The remaining three per cent will go forward to a second offer round which takes place from 29 March.
In total, 93 per cent of Rutland children received an offer at their first preference college this year – significantly higher than the national average of 82.2 percent for admissions in September 2020.
“This is really positive news for children and families, who I know will have been eagerly awaiting their offer. We’ve once again seen an increase in the number of children being offered places at one of their three preferred secondary schools this year. For the small number of children who haven’t had a preference met in this year’s first round, our admissions team will stay in close contact with parents to support them through the second offer round.” Councillor David Wilby, Cabinet Member for Education at Rutland County Council