Monday, 3 October 2011

Demand double Arden's available places

MORE than twice as many people applied for a place at Arden school this year than there were places available, new figures show.

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Figures obtained by The Birmingham Mail show 565 parents put the school as one of their five preferences for 240 places available.

Some 207 put it as their first preference school.

The 565 figure means the school is the seventh most subscribed out of 14 in Solihull borough.

The most oversubscribed was Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull, where 1,152 parents put it as a preference for 250 places.

Some 318 put is a first preference.

Parents have until October 31 to apply for a place next year.

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