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Secondary school places advice

Advice on secondary school applications Credit: PA

Thousands of children will be finding out today whether they have got into their first choice secondary school.

For some, there will be disappointment if they have missed out.

Here is some advice on what to do if your child did not get into their first choice secondary school:

  • Contact your local council for schools with places.
  • Get on the waiting list of any school which you put on your child's application form.
  • You can appeal the decision. Click here to find out how.
  • Put pressure on your local MP to open up more places.

Here is some advice from Bernadette John, The Good Schools Guide's SEN Director:

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