Every child to get a place in a quality secondary school in Merton

Every Merton family who applied for a secondary place starting this September 2021 has now been offered a school place on national offer day.  All secondary schools in Merton are rated Good or outstanding by Ofsted.

The council has been able to offer 85 per cent of schoolchildren a place at one of their top three secondary school choices, and 90 per cent have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools. 

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Adult Education, Councillor Eleanor Stringer, said: “We are delighted to maintain our record in securing a place for every child, and in particular at a time when the vast majority of secondary schools in Merton are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, resulting in significant demand for the excellent provision in the area. 

“Secondary schools in Merton are some of the best in London – over the last three years of exam results, Merton has been one of the top areas in the country for the progress pupils make between the ages of 11-16 in the Government’s Progress 8 scores based on schools’ GCSE results. That means that whatever preference you secured – and the vast majority secured a top three preference – your child is guaranteed a good education at a Merton school. In a reality where demand for places is high, our borough offers guaranteed quality secondary education to every young person.”

The council is reminding families that they need to respond to secondary school offers of places by Monday 15 March and to visit its website School Admissions pages if they require further guidance on securing school places. 

Parents can find out more at http://www.merton.gov.uk/secondaryplace