County's secondary school places decided

PUBLISHED: 11:31 04 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:21 26 October 2009

EIGHT out of 10 students in Hertfordshire have been allocated their first choice secondary school, it has been announced. Figures also show that 93 per cent of children were allocated one of their top three ranked schools.

EIGHT out of 10 students in Hertfordshire have been allocated their first choice secondary school, it has been announced.

Figures also show that 93 per cent of children were allocated one of their top three ranked schools.

Parents are receiving confirmation letters this week to find out where their children will be starting secondary school life in September.

County councillor Keith Emsall, executive member for education, said: "Moving on to secondary school is a very important step for children and we work extremely hard to ensure that as many youngsters as possible get a place at one of their ranked schools.

"We want the best possible education for children in Hertfordshire.

"The county has excellent schools and we work in partnership to continue to raise standards and make the allocation process as smooth as possible."

Parents have until March 17 to accept or reject their offer of a school place.

Anyone unhappy with their allocation can apply to go on the continuing interest list for up to three community or voluntary controlled schools - and if a place becomes available it will be offered to the child on the list who best meets the school's published admission rules.

Foundation and voluntary-aided school administer their own lists.

* Has your child been allocated their preferred school? Are you unhappy with your child's allocation?

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