This is the deadline for applying for a primary school place in 2018

Posted on - 21st December, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Schools
Walton-le-dale Primary School

Lancashire County Council has urged parents to submit their application for a primary school place for their child for 2018.


Children who turned four in the year before September will start primary school next year.

Parents are particularly reminded that they need to fill in application form even if the child has a brother or sister already attending the school.

The deadline for application is January 15, 2018.

County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: “Christmas is a busy time of year for many people, but I urge parents to remember to apply online for a primary school place for their child.


“If a family already has a child at a school, they must still apply for a place for their younger child.

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“And if they have twins, they’ll need to fill in two application forms.

“We know how important it is for parents to get the right school for their child, so we’re encouraging them to apply on time to give themselves the best chance.

“It is important that parents include at least one of their local schools in their preferences.


“The deadline for applications for primary school places is 15 January 2018.”

You can get the application online by clicking here.

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