Choosing secondary schools made easier for parents
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that parents choosing a secondary school for their child will have access to early exam results to help them decide.
Provisional GCSE results will now be made available in mid-October, which means parents will be able to use them to finalise their choices. Previously, this data was only shared with schools.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said “Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions parents will make for their child and so we want to make sure they have as much up-to-date information as possible to make an informed choice.”
“We know parents will rightly consider all aspects of a school – not just performance – before making their choice, but this information will give them even more confidence that they are making the right choice.”
This is part of the government’s drive to improve transparency, helping parents hold schools to account.
In light of this news, schools may be keen to share information to prospective parents to help them make an informed choice on all aspects of the school.
Over 75% of schools recognise that contacting parents via text or email is the most effective way to ensure their information is being delivered.
With ParentMail, secondary schools can work with their feeder primary schools to alert parents of year 6 students to open days, school news and even send their prospectus direct to the hands of parents in a way that’s convenient for them.
With over 200,000 parents now using the free ParentMail App, schools can send information directly, reaching them instantly wherever they are in the world. This means parents can read information about secondary schools in their area at their leisure, and respond to open day invitations if necessary.
To find out more about how ParentMail could work for your secondary or feeder schools, and help make the choice easier for parents, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org