FOI Request - School Transfer Requests

Request 101000199936

I write under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 to ask how many parents have applied to the Council to transfer their children to new schools in the last five years, and what the reason behind each of the requests was.

Response 10-12-2013

Placing requests - 2013/14 - 462, 2012/13 - 613, 2011/12 - 488, 2010/11 - 496, 2009/10 - 496

Reason for Request 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Parent Works in School/Town 6 6 5 7 13
Child in Care 0 0 0 5 2
Religious Reason 1 2 0 0 2
Siblings Already at School 58 42 49 57 80
Childminder Stays Close By 32 10 6 1 24
Bullying Issues 13 5 5 2 11
Don't Like Layout of School/Not Happy with Staff 3 0 2 0 13
Class Size 1 1 2 6 0
Home Schooled/Returning to School 1 0 0 4 0
Attended Playgroup/Nursery at School 32 6 20 0 43
Friends at this School 9 0 0 0 25
Medical Reason 10 11 5 3 21
Change of Address/Moving into Area 67 67 84 43 76
School Closer to Home 8 3 2 0 9
Attend School with Peers 12 7 9 7 13

Note: it is not essential to give a reason for changing school on the placing request form

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