Deadline for parents and carers to apply for primary school places in Harborough is fast approaching - here's what you need to know

Parents and carers across Harborough are being urged to apply for primary school places before next Wednesday’s (Jan 15) deadline.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:42 am

Information to help you along the way can be accessed on this site: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/admissionsThis will help you start the application process and submit your preferences for schools.

There is also advice to help parents and carers make a successful application.

Cllr Ivan Ould, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for children and families, said: “Choosing which schools to apply for is one of the most important decisions a family can make.

Parents and carers across Harborough are being urged to apply for primary school places before next Wednesdays (Jan 15) deadline.

“We are committed to working with parents and carers to support them as they make this choice.”

He added: “Last year over 97 per cent of Leicestershire parents secured their child a place at a preferred school.

“So we want to remind parents to maximise their opportunities by applying for three schools, including the school in their catchment area.

“There is no automatic entry for any school.

“So it is very important for applications to be submitted before next Wednesday’s closing date."

You can also download a form from the admissions page of the website, fill it in and post it by the closing date.

Alternatively, call the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 6684 and request a form to be sent out.