Time Running Out to Apply for Secondary School Places

Parents of children who are due to move up to secondary school in September 2012 have until midnight on Monday 31 October 2011 to apply for a school place.

Applications for children who were born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001 can be made online on Peterborough City Council’s website

Jonathan Lewis, Assistant Director for Education and Resources within children’s services, said:

“The admissions process is important for parents and it is vital that they apply before the closing date. Those who apply after the closing date may not get the school of their choice.

“Applying online for school places has proved popular with parents and feedback tells us that the system is well constructed and easy to use. Parents who apply online have extra flexibility because it enables them to make changes as many times as they like before submitting the completed form. It also means that they find out before those who make written applications which school they have been offered.”
Parents should have received a booklet from their child’s current school which gives all the necessary information and lists all the schools in the Peterborough City Council area. Forms are also available from Bayard Place on Broadway, Peterborough, or on the council’s website. Parents have until midnight on Monday 31 October 2011 to complete the form online. Paper forms are also available which need to be completed and handed in at Bayard Place reception by 5pm on the same date.

For a step-by-step to applying on line, or to apply for a school place online, visit www.peterborough.gov.uk/admissions.

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