07 January 2013

Northamptonshire County Council is reminding parents of children who’ll be celebrating their fourth birthday before the end of summer that the deadline for primary school applications is fast approaching.

And with the current pressure on capacity in the county’s urban schools Northamptonshire County Council is reminding parents of the importance of applying on time and identifying the three schools they would prefer to send their children to.

Cabinet member for children, learning and skills, Councillor Andrew Grant said: “Submitting an application on time is the most crucial step parents can take to maximise the chances of being successful at getting a place at their preferred school.

“The bottom line is that there are no guarantees of getting into a preferred school but the chances of a successful application will be higher if parents tell us before the deadline which three schools they’d prefer.”

Applications are being accepted online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions until Tuesday 15 January 2013 for children who will be four years old between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013.

Applications received after the deadline can result in parents being unable to secure a place in any of their preferred schools.

In 2013, 931 primary school applications were received outside the application period. The majority of those applications were for reception and years 1 and 2.