Primary school places: Parents have just a few days left to apply

PARENTS are being reminded they have just over a week left to apply for their child’s primary school place.

Children are entitled to start school in the September after their fourth birthday, meaning parents/carers of children born during the period 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 must apply by 15 January 2019.

Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered after all on-time applications and Essex County Council is encouraging families to give themselves the best chance of being considered for a school they want by getting them in on time.

The council has also encouraged parents to use all four of the preferences available and to check the admissions criteria for each school they wish to apply for to ensure they have the best chance of being offered a preferred place.

Applications can be made online at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions

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