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Deadline for primary school places fast approaching

Parents with children due to start primary school this September are being reminded they only have until tomorrow to apply for a place.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 15 January 2019. Applications received after this date are far less likely to result in a place at one of your preferred schools.

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 will be eligible to start primary or infant school in September this year.

Parents of children currently in Year 2 at infant school should also apply for a place at junior school by the 15 January deadline.

Richard Burrett, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at West Sussex County Council, said: “With only days remaining, I can’t stress enough the importance of completing your application in time so your child has the best chance of going to one of the schools for which you expressed a preference.”

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/school-places/
Free use of computers with internet access is available in all West Sussex libraries.
Those unable to apply online can request a form by phoning 03330 142 903.

Parents can apply for up to three different schools and must place them in order of preference. A child is not automatically guaranteed a place in their catchment area school.

Those who miss the deadline for applications must still submit an application form as a child will not automatically be allocated a school.

West Sussex County Council staff are available to help parents through the admissions process. Parents can telephone 03330 142 903 or e-mail the admissions team north at admissions.north@westsussex.gov.uk or the admissions team south at admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk

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