Derbyshire County Council have published figures showing that parents, when applying for school places, prefer to do it online.
“Our provisional information issued today (24 January) for applications received in 2012 shows:
Online reception school applications rose from 98.4% to 99.3%
Online junior school applications from 98.6% to 99.1%
Online secondary school applications were maintained at 98.5%.
Of the 17,068 applications received just 182 parents applied on paper. Of the 17,068 applications received just 182 parents applied on paper.”
Nice to see Derbyshire folks embracing the digital route – and also a sign that those kids will be brought up taking full advantage of computers and the Internet.
Councillor Mike Longden, Derbyshire County Counil’s Cabinet Member for Education, said:
“These figures are great news because it shows Derbyshire is well ahead of the national requirements and parents are being offered a way of applying that is quick, easy and obviously suits them. “We anticipate our high take-up of online applications will once again put Derbyshire among the best authorities in the country for this.”