Deadline day for Gloucestershire primary schools looms
TOMORROW is the deadline for primary school applications.
An application must be made to the county council for every child starting school in September 2013.
Parents can apply online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/startingprimary or by completing a paper form which can be downloaded from the same site or requested from the county council's admissions & transfer team on 01452 425 407.
Every year, there are parents who do not put in an application form for their child as they believe they do not need to do so, having put their child's name down at the school of their choice.
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Others don't apply as they think that their child will be automatically admitted to the school their older brother and sister attends or to the school that the child's nursery or pre-school is linked to.
Full information on the admissions process and information about individual schools is available in School Admission Guidance and Primary School Information booklets online. These are also available from individual schools, libraries or from the Admissions & Transfers Team. It is important for parents to read this information before applying for a school place.
Parents are encouraged to list four preferred schools on their form as school places cannot be guaranteed – failing to include second, third and fourth choices could lead to children being allocated school places parents would not have chosen. Parents must apply online or return their form by January 15th, 2013.