60 pupils miss out on first choices

PUBLISHED: 09:59 13 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:58 24 May 2010

A SCHOOL in Worle is one of just two in North Somerset that has had to turn prospective pupils away. This week letters have been sent to parents across the district stating which secondary schools will be accepting their children in the next academic year

A SCHOOL in Worle is one of just two in North Somerset that has had to turn prospective pupils away.This week letters have been sent to parents across the district stating which secondary schools will be accepting their children in the next academic year. Only two schools were oversubscribed this year. Worle Community School was oversubscribed by 60 places and Backwell School by 36 places.Worle Community School deputy headteacher Jane Barry said: "Every year we're oversubscribed, but this is exceptional. Parents have confidence in the variety of the curriculum and the care we provide."Our most recent Ofsted report showed we have a good care structure and support measurements in place."Parents recognise that our pastoral care is always one of our strengths. Our academic results are good but, like every school, we're looking to improve them."North Somerset Council said 2,159 11 year olds had been given places at the schools they had asked for, which means just over 95 per cent of parents had been granted their first preference.North Somerset Council says any parents refused their preferred school should contact its admissions department, which will provide information on how to appeal the decision.To contact the appeals panel call 01275 884078.

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