TIME is running out for parents to get their primary school applications in before the 15 January 2021 deadline.
Last year, the county council offered nine out of 10 parents their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places. A total of 99 per cent were allocated one of their top three preferred schools.
Now, parents who have not yet applied for primary school places are being urged to get their applications in before the window closes in a weeks’ time.
County Councillor Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Education (including SEND) said:
“In Staffordshire we have a fantastic track record of allocating parents’ preferences for both primary and secondary schools. I know a lot of parents will have understandably have other things on their minds at the moment, but we still need them to get their applications in as soon as possible.
“The majority of parents have already submitted their applications, but we want to make sure that as many parents as possible apply before the closing date, so they are not at a disadvantage when it comes to allocating places.”
Primary school applications close on 15 January 2021. For more information, visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions.
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