Only a week left for Melton parents to apply for secondary school places

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Parents of children who are to start secondary school next year have just one week left to apply for a place.

Leicestershire County Council is encouraging parents and carers to submit their form before the 31st October closing date.

Moving to secondary school is not an automatic process, and parents need to ensure they have applied for a place before the closing date.

​Last year, 95.5% of Leicestershire pupils attained their first preference for secondary school, compared to 94.2% in the previous year.

Councillor Ivan Ould, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for children and families, said: “We want as many children as possible to go to their first choice of school, and the council has worked really hard to help achieve this. By completing the admissions form on time, parents can help ensure that this can continue.

“The transfer process is the same for all secondary schools, whether they are community, voluntary controlled, voluntary aided, academy, trust, faith, free or studio schools.”

Parents can apply online at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions or call 0116 305 6684 for general enquiries about the admissions process.