Silsden children receive secondary school place offers

Local families have been receiving news of where their child has been allocated a place to start secondary school in September 2020.

Bradford Council says 75% of pupils across the district have been given their first preference – that’s up from 72% in 2019.

Parents who applied online have received emails today, while letters will be sent out to those who applied ‘offline’ and didn’t request notification by email.

Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for education, employment and skills, said: “It is very good news that more Bradford families are getting into their first preference of secondary school with this year’s figure of 75 per cent a three per cent increase on last year and up to a five-year high. Of the 8,036 total applications from families for a secondary school place for September, more than 93 per cent have been allocated a school they have chosen.

“We appreciate how much it means to families to secure a place for their child at the school of their choice and we try very hard to achieve this wherever we possibly can. We continue to work hard to ensure that our secondary schools have the capacity to meet demand for places.”

The majority of children from Silsden transfer to South Craven school each year, with others opting to attend Skipton Girls’ High, Ermysted’s Grammar School, Ilkley Grammar School or schools in Keighley and Bingley.

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