PARENTS and carers of children who will be starting full-time school in Leicester this autumn are being reminded to apply before the deadline of 15 January.
Applications need to be made for children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, before midnight on Wednesday.
Applications also need to be made for children moving up from infant to junior school.
Cllr Elly Cutkelvin, assistant city mayor responsible for education, said: “Applying on time gives you the best chance of getting in to one of your preferred schools, so it’s very important that families apply before the deadline.
“Applications are made online, and all the information needed to apply can be found on our website.”
If parents need help with applying, they can contact the Choice Advice Service on 0116 482 0862. This is an independent service and they can guide you through the admissions process. You can also contact the admissions team on 0116 454 1009 and they will be happy to make an application on your behalf.
Starting school isn’t an automatic process and children don’t automatically move from nursery to school without making an application. , Parents need to ensure they have applied for a school place. They are also advised to use all four preferences when applying for a place to maximise their chances of securing a place at a preferred school.
For more information and to apply, visit www.leicester.gov.uk/admissions