Highfields has been named the most popular secondary school in Wolverhampton, with hundreds of students applying for a place.
Around 450 students selected Highfields as their first-choice school for the next academic year, making it the most in-demand of all of the city’s 21 schools.
More than 250 new students will start at Highfields in September but almost 200 have missed out on a place due to the huge demand.
Mr G.Tate, Deputy Headteacher, said: “It is pleasing to see that so many students selected Highfields as their first-choice secondary school.
“We are incredibly proud of the work we do at Highfields to help our students succeed both academically and with extra-curricular activities so it is testament to everyone here that so many students want to be part of our school community.
“Unfortunately we were unable to offer every student a place for September due to the huge number of applications. We look forward to welcoming those who have successfully applied into the Highfields family in September.”
School places are allocated using a number of criteria, including the distance from the applicant’s home and whether children have siblings at the school.
The Express & Star has featured an article about the number of applications to the school: