Bristol City Council Offers Secondary School Places

Bristol City Council Offers Secondary School Places: 

Bristol City Council celebrated meeting its statutory duties by offering school places, in a triumphant press release this week.

On National Offer Day, which took place on 02 March, all families applying for a mainstream school in Bristol were offered a place at a secondary school in the city.

According to council statistics, 93 per cent of families were offered one of their top three preferences with 76 per cent getting their first choice.

A 6.5 per cent of families did not receive one of their preferences, which the council says was down to them applying for schools with were either admission by random allocation, a faith school or were located outside of Bristol.

The stock photograph used for the release shows the most unlikely secondary school in Bristol. Should there still be a school in the city which has such a lack of diversity, it’s unlikely any of the academy schools would allow an unbranded uniform. All the children would have been sent to isolation for not tucking their shirt in or wearing a jumper/blazer around the school building.

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Anna Keen said: “I am pleased this year we have been able to offer more families their first choice of secondary school.

“This year we have seen a significant increase in the number of families looking for secondary school places in Bristol – this is a good indication of our work as a partnership to improve standards across the city and underlines our reputation as a Learning City.

“Overall, despite an increase in the number of applications we have been able to offer more families one of their preferences – this has been in large part thanks to our many strong and popular secondary schools who have worked with our excellent admissions team at Bristol City Council to offer places wherever possible.”


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