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National Offer Day for Secondary School Admissions

Date Published: 01 March 2017
National Offer Day for Secondary School Admissions

Wednesday 1st March is National Offer Day for September 2017 Secondary School Admissions.

If you submitted your application online an automated email will be sent to you at approximately 8am on 1st March. The email will be sent to the address which you used to register your online application. Alternatively, you can log in via the Secondary School Admissions page

If you submitted your application in writing, a letter will be sent out via second class post on 1st March to the address listed on the application form. You should therefore receive your letter on or after 2th March, depending on postage.

You have 14 days to respond to your offer and a second offer round, if applicable, will take place week commencing Monday 27th March.  

If you have been declined a place at one or more of your preferred schools, this is because the school is oversubscribed, meaning there were more applications received than places available.

The decision to refuse a place to your child has been taken by the school based on the ranking of your application against their over-subscription criteria. If you wish to discuss the reason why your child has been refused a place at the school you should contact the school direct. Rutland secondary schools can be contacted on the following telephone numbers: 

Offers are made by the Council that provides services where you live. If your child does not live in Rutland please contact the relevant Local Authority regarding your offer. 

Ahead of this year’s National Offer Day, Rutland County Council received and processed 348 applications from residents, with 98% of primary school children in Rutland offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools.  This is in keeping with the high levels of satisfaction achieved in previous years.

Of the residents who applied, 342 were offered places at either their first, second or third preference school. 94% of children were offered their first choice. Just six residents had no preference met and instead received an alternative offer.

“We are pleased for parents that, once again, Rutland has achieved high level of satisfaction for secondary school admissions. With 570 secondary state-school places available in the County there is no shortage of places and all but six of this year’s applicants were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools. 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 Education and Lifelong Learning

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