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Parents in Bradford waiting for secondary school places announcement from Bradford Council

Parents in Bradford waiting for secondary school places announcement from Bradford Council
Parents in Bradford waiting for secondary school places announcement from Bradford Council

Parents in Bradford waiting for secondary school places announcement from Bradford Council

THOUSANDS of parents across the Bradford district have been finding out today if their children have secured a place at the secondary school of their choice.
Nationally, the number of parents getting their first choice school has dropped, with more than half of Councils across the country recording a drop in the proportion of 11-year-olds getting their preferred secondary school, compared to the previous year.
Richard Watts, chair of the Local Government Association's children and young people board, said: "Creating an extra 300,000 primary places over recent years is a demonstrable record that councils are doing everything they can to rise to the challenge of ensuring no child goes without a place.


"However, as children move on to secondary schools, the majority of which are now academies, councils are working with one hand behind their backs to help as many as possible receive a place at their first-choice school.
"If they are to meet the demand for secondary school places, then existing academy schools should be made to expand where required, or councils should be given back the powers to open new maintained schools."
Justine Roberts, chief executive of parenting website Mumsnet, said: "School place allocation is all about where you live, and parents' experiences differ accordingly.



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