Par­ents urged to ap­ply for sec­ondary places

Rochdale Observer - - MOORLAND HOME FUN DAY -

THE kids might have just gone back to school this week - but ap­pli­ca­tions for next year’s places are al­ready open.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for pupils who start sec­ondary school in Septem­ber 2018 must be sub­mit­ted by Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 31.

They can be made at schoolad­mis­sions.

Schools ad­mis­sions staff at Num­ber One River­side are also on hand at a se­ries of drop in ses­sions to help peo­ple with the ap­pli­ca­tions.

Drop in ses­sions will be held ev­ery Tues­day through­out Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber from 10am-noon (with Oc­to­ber 31 be­ing 10am-5pm).

Coun Donna Martin, cabi­net mem­ber for chil­dren’s ser­vices, said: “Miss­ing the dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions can be dis­as­trous for fam­i­lies, as it can mean not be­ing al­lo­cated a place at their pre­ferred school. The best way to max­imise your chances of get­ting into your pre­ferred school is by ap­ply­ing be­fore the dead­line, which is Oc­to­ber 31. I would also en­cour­age you to make sure you use all your pref­er­ences as only putting one will not mean that your child will def­i­nitely be al­lo­cated a place at that school. The on­line sys­tem is re­ally easy and the con­ve­nience of it will be a real ben­e­fit to par­ents.”

Pri­mary School ad­mis­sion opens later in the year, fur­ther de­tails will be an­nounced.

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