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Record number of secondary school applications received in Walsall

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Children in Walsall will receive their offer of a secondary school place today, Friday 1 March 2024.

National Offer day

Known as ‘National Offer Day’, children up and down the country will find out which secondary school they have been allocated for the 2024/25 academic year.  

In Walsall, 3,929 applications were received on time. This is the same number of applications that were received in 2023 and continues to be the highest number of applications ever received.

Of those applications, 3560 applicants (90.6%) received one of their top three preferences, and 100% of on-time applications have been offered a school place.

Every applicant who applied on time has been offered a place at a secondary school for September 2024. Parents and carers can express preferences for up to five schools and 3649 children received an offer of a place at one of their preferred schools.

“ This is an exciting day for young people and their families in Walsall, and the council has worked closely with secondary schools to offer children places in their preferred schools.

We always encourage families to submit school applications on time, and this year’s figures are on par with last year in terms of the record number of on-time applications received. There were 280 (7.1%) families who were allocated a place at an alternative school rather than at one of their preferred schools. Of these, 107 families had only included one preference on their application form.

Putting down only one school does not increase your chances of getting a place at that school. We strongly recommend that all families contact their preferred schools before submitting an application, use all five preferences on their application form and make sure they get their applications in on time.

I offer my thanks, as always, to our schools for their commitment and support and would take this opportunity to wish all the children who start their secondary education in September 2024 every success for the future. “

Councillor Mark Statham, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills
Walsall Council

The application process for school places is now entirely online, meaning parents can view their results on offer day by logging into Walsall Council’s School Admissions Portal. The council will also be sending emails to the families of all those children who submitted on time applications today to confirm their school allocation.



Notes to editor

  • Link to Schools admissions webpage  
  • Walsall Council allows up to five preferences for secondary schools applications  
  • Secondary school offer numbers and percentages (as of 1 March 2024) in the table below shows the outcomes from the 2024 secondary admission rounds. Please note that this data is a snapshot of the position at the time the offers were made on 1 March 2024 and is subject to change throughout the admission round.

The data relates to on-time applications from Walsall residents.

Data National offer day

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