Deadline set for primary school places

Councillor Catherine Boardman
Councillor Catherine Boardman

Parents of children due to start school in September have until Wednesday, January 15, to submit their applications.

Northamptonshire County Council is reminding parents of children who turn four years old between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014, to apply for their child’s primary school place before 5pm on Wednesday, January 15.

Cllr Catherine Boardman, cabinet member for children, families and education, said: “There are steps that parents can take to maximise their chances of getting a place at one of their preferred schools.

“Submitting an application form in time is the most crucial followed closely by nominating a second and third choice school.

Primary school applications can be submitted online. Families who submit an application on time will find out which school they have been allocated on April 16.