Time to think about ap­ply­ing for places

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

PAR­ENTS and car­ers of young­sters due to start at sec­on­day school next year are en­cour­aged to ap­ply for places.

The Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil web­site has a range of in­for­ma­tion and an in­ter­ac­tive ‘Your Guide to ed­u­ca­tion’ online to help fo­cus your search and short­list up to three pre­ferred schools.

Open evenings at schools are a good way to meet teach­ers and see the fa­cil­i­ties a school of­fers.

Ivan Ould, Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil cabi­net mem­ber for chil­dren and fam­i­lies, said: “Last year 96 per cent of Le­ices­ter­shire par­ents sub­mit­ted their ap­pli­ca­tion online and we en­cour­age peo­ple to use this ap­proach.

“We also want to re­mind par­ents to max­imise their op­por­tu­ni­ties by ap­ply­ing for three schools, in­clud­ing their catch­ment school.

“There is no au­to­matic en­try for any school, so it is very im­por­tant for ap­pli­ca­tions to be sub­mit­ted be­fore the clos­ing date.”

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Oc­to­ber 31.

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