Dead­line ap­proaches for places

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

FAM­I­LIES are urged to get to­gether to dis­cuss se­condary school­ing in or­der to se­cure pre­ferred places for chil­dren mov­ing up from ju­niors.

The dead­line to ap­ply for se­condary schools across Hinck­ley and Bos­worth is Tues­day Oc­to­ber 31.

Of­fi­cials at ed­u­ca­tion author­ity, Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil, are urg­ing par­ents to ap­ply in good time and ap­ply on­line.

An in­ter­ac­tive guide has been launched to help out - avail­able on the school ad­mis­sions page of the county’s web­site.

The county coun­cil’s cab­i­net sup­port mem­ber for chil­dren and fam­i­lies, Cllr Trevor Pendle­ton, said: “Last year, 97% of Le­ices­ter­shire par­ents sub­mit­ted an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion and we en­cour­age peo­ple to use this ap­proach.

“We also want to re­mind par­ents that there is no au­to­matic en­try to any school so it is very im­por­tant for ap­pli­ca­tions to be sub­mit­ted be­fore the clos­ing date of Oc­to­ber 31.”

Par­ents are also urged to con­tact schools they and their child is in­ter­ested in to see if there are open evenings dur­ing which they can visit and find out more.

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