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Apply for your child’s school place

3 January 2018

Parents with children aged three to four years-old are being reminded to apply to the council for their school place starting in September 2018 - ahead of the looming deadline.

Further to information circulated previously, now is the last opportunity to apply for your child’s school place.

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you must apply for their school place now. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.

You can apply online and find out more details on the school admissions page.  

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families and Learning said:

“School is such an important part of a child’s life and it is quick and easy to apply for your child’s school place online now.

“Although places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis, we do encourage parents to apply as soon as possible and let us know which schools they would prefer their child to attend. Many parents have already applied for their child’s place; if you haven’t yet, make sure you apply now before the deadline. If you don’t apply, this could result in your child not being allocated a place at their preferred school.

“We like to see as many children as possible going to a school of their choice. However, this is not always possible, but we will do all we can to try accommodate parents’ wishes.”

First Published:03 January 2018