Clos­ing date for school places

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

PAR­ENTS and car­ers in Le­ices­ter­shire with chil­dren due to start se­condary school next year are re­minded to ap­ply for places at their pre­ferred schools by Oc­to­ber 31.

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 short­list and then ap­ply for the max­i­mum of three dif­fer­ent schools, in­clud­ing their catch­ment school.

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

Visit www.le­ices­ter­shire.gov.uk/ad­mis­sions to find out more and start the process.

Par­ents and car­ers with chil­dren start­ing school for the first time in Septem­ber 2019 can also ap­ply now for pri­mary school places via the we­blink above.

The dead­line for pri­mary school ad­mis­sion ap­pli­ca­tions is Jan­uary 15, 2019. Ap­pli­ca­tions for chil­dren mov­ing from in­fant to ju­nior school also need to be sent in by the same date.

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