3.7k WELB pupils offered places

OVER 3,700 pupils across the Western Education and Library Board (WELB) will start post primary education in September 2011.

Parents/guardians received a letter from the Board on Saturday informing them of the post primary school which has been able to offer a place to their son or daughter in accordance with the school’s published admissions criteria for September 2011.

Robert Thompson, WELB Head of Transfer and Open Enrolment, said: “A small number of parents/guardians whose children have not yet been placed at this stage of the procedure, due to parental preferences being exhausted, will also have received a letter from the Board on Saturday, advising them of the post primary schools within each District Council area which still have places available.”

He continued: “If parents/guardians have any further queries they should contact the post primary school in the first instance or alternatively the WELB’s Transfer and Open Enrolment Section on tel: 028 8241 1460/1547/1571.”