The government is very clear that parents need to be given maximum choice when it comes applying for their child’s school place and that the process must be available online for IT-savvy parents.
The Capita One Admissions & Transfers online system allows parents with an email address and internet-enabled PC can apply for a school place whenever and wherever they like. They can save and edit applications before submitting them, allowing them to make a more informed decision and have peace of mind knowing that their application has arrived by getting prompt email confirmation of receipt.
Devon County Council manages school admissions for approximately 15,000 children across 365 schools in the county. The council introduced Capita One Admissions & Transfers Online five years ago and achieved a take-up rate of 18% in the first year. In 2009, they thought they had reached a peak as 85% of school places were applied for online, but this was surpassed in 2010 with 92%!