Apply for your Primary School Now

The time has arrived for parents to apply for places to schools for next September. Children born between the 1st September 2011 and the 31st August 2012 need to fill out an application form for the school of their choice before mid-January 2016 or face potentially losing out on a place.

Applications Must Be In By January 15 2016

Parents will need to list five schools they hope to attend, including the family’s nearest priority school in order to be considered for a place in good time. It has been shown in previous years that if you apply late you have a 30% less chance of getting into any of the preferred choices for your child, so punctuality is important.

 

Population Rise = Less Places to Go Around

Every year, teachers and teaching assistants see a spike in the population of young children and that only serves to make the school place situation worse, with many children missing out on their top five choices due to overcrowding and late applications. Last year in Leeds alone, 159 late applicants were unable to be given any of their preferences because the places had been filled, so if you are serious about a certain school, make sure to get your application in sooner rather than later!

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