Par­ents warned to get ap­pli­ca­tions in quick

Dead­line for sec­ondary school places is Oc­to­ber 31

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­

PAR­ENTS have been warned that time is run­ning out for them to make their chil­drens’ sec­ondary school ap­pli­ca­tions.

The dead­line is Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31 – and Hilling­don Coun­cil says a late ap­pli­ca­tion could mean a child is de­nied the school of their choice, even if it is close to home or if a sib­ling goes there al­ready.

Its school ad­mis­sions team is en­cour­ag­ing par­ents to ap­ply for more than one school and that they should con­sider lo­cal schools as well as oth­ers fur­ther away.

You can ap­ply on­line at w w w. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / schools, or re­quest a pa­per ap­pli­ca­tion form through your child’s pri­mary school.

David Simmonds, the coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for chil­dren’s ser­vices and ed­u­ca­tion, said: “We en­cour­age all par­ents to go along to the open evenings so they can ask the teach­ing staff and cur­rent pupils the ques­tions that will help them de­cide which school will suit their child best.

“School places fill quickly so we are re­mind­ing all par­ents to make sure that they sub­mit their ap­pli­ca­tions by 31 Oc­to­ber.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on school open evenings visit w w w. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / schools

Of­fers will be made from Mon­day, March 2, 2015, with a fur­ther dead­line of Mon­day, March 16 for ac­cep­tance or re­jec­tion of your of­fer.

n AP­PLY NOW: Make sure your child is not left at the school gates

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