Deadline day for parents to apply for primary school places

Today is the deadline for parents to apply for their child's primary school place.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 15th January 2016, 10:15 am
Updated Friday, 15th January 2016, 10:38 am
Today is the deadline for primary school applications
Today is the deadline for primary school applications

Parents or carers of children born between September 1 2011 and August 31 2012 are being warned not to miss today’s cut off point.

You must apply for a place at a school for your child, even if it’s linked to your child’s current nursery or primary school.

Parents must apply to the county council for a primary school place, even if a name has been put down at a school or the child has an older sibling at that school.

An application must be made for every child starting school in September 2016.

Parents are encouraged to list five preferred schools on their form as school places cannot be guaranteed – failing to include second, third and fourth and fifth choices could lead to children being allocated school places parents would not have chosen.

Parents will find out which school they have been allocated on April 16 and appeals will be held for admission to schools during June and July.

You can also get advice about choosing schools from your local council. All councils have teams to help parents get their children into schools.