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Parents urged to apply now for next year's school places
2:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
Parents hoping to send their children to the school of their choice in September next year are being encouraged to apply now by Wiltshire Council.
An online form is available on the council website at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions, and the closing dates for applications are October 31 for secondary schools and January 15 for primary schools.
The council will receive applications for reception year at primary and infant schools, year three at junior schools and year seven at secondary schools.
Education officer Debbie Clare said: “Last year more than 54 per cent of applications were received online, a figure which increases every year.
“The online application form makes it easier for parents to submit their application on time and they get an immediate acknowledgement that their application has been received.
“However, parents can always complete a paper application if they would prefer.
“Whatever method is used it is important application forms reach us in time. Those submitted by the deadline stand the best chance of getting a place at their preferred school.”
For those without internet access paper application forms are available from all Wiltshire schools, and can be requested by post from County Hall after September 17.
To request a paper copy or a booklet advising parents on school places call 01225 713010.