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Apply for a school place before January 15 deadline

Published on Thursday, January 12, 2017

PARENTS and carers of children who will be starting full-time school in Leicester this autumn are being reminded to apply before the January 15 deadline.

Applications need to be made for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, before midnight on Sunday.

Applications also need to be made for children moving up from infant to junior school.

Assistant city mayor for children, young people and schools, Cllr Sarah Russell, said: “It’s important that parents apply for a school place on time to give them the best chance of getting one of their preferred choices.

“Applications are made online, and all the information needed to apply can be found on our website.”

A support session is also being held tomorrow (13 January) at the Customer Service Centre, in Granby Street, between 9.30am and 2.30pm. During the session, admissions staff will be available to help parents with making an application – no appointments are necessary.

Starting school isn’t an automatic process, so parents need to ensure they have applied for a school place. They are also advised to use all three preferences when applying for a place.

For more information and to apply, visit