Secondary school transfer - offers at 1 March 2018

Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Pupils will today find out which secondary school they will attend in September

For Birmingham pupils, this year has seen the number of first preferences increase by almost three per cent (2.82), with those getting one of their preferences increase by 4.2 per cent. The number of online applications rose by 14.6 per cent.

Birmingham pupils

14,775 Birmingham pupils applied to transfer to secondary school

63,677 preferences were expressed

13,980 (98.1%) applications were made on-line (518 SEN applicants cannot apply online)

Total Preference Offers

No.

%

% Difference from 2017

First

10563

71.42

+2.82

Second

2072

14.01

+1

Third

848

5.73

-0.37

Fourth

529

3.58

-0.38

Fifth

281

1.90

+0.3

Sixth

199

1.35

+0.25

Total

14,492

97.99

+4.2

599 (4.1%) were offered a school that was not one of their preferences

1,619 (11%) were offered a school outside Birmingham

Extra district pupils

1,744 pupils who live in another local authority applied for a place at a Birmingham school

3,121 preferences were expressed

Total Preference Offers

No.

%

% Difference from 2017

First

460

26.4

+1.2

Second

124

7.1

+2.2

Third

49

2.8

-1.1

Fourth

23

1.3

-0.7

Fifth

6

0.3

-0.5

Sixth

3

0.2

0

Total

665

38.1

-0.7

665 (38.1%) pupils who live in another local authority who applied for a Birmingham school were offered a Birmingham school