School place deadline looming for Lichfield and Burntwood parents

Students in a classroom

Students in a classroom

Parents in Lichfield and Burntwood seeking a secondary school place for their children in 2010 are being reminded that the deadline for applications is approaching.

 

So far, more than 70 per cent of expected applications have been received but officers at Staffordshire County Council are reminding parents that they need to get their applications in before the deadline of October 30.

 

Last year in the county, 97 per cent of pupils got a place at their first choice school. This was set against a national average of 83 per cent.

 

County Councillor Veronica Downes, Cabinet Member for Schools, said:

 

“Most parents have already submitted their application, but we’re keen to remind them that the deadline is approaching. Getting their preferred school is important to parents and the county council strives to meet people’s requirements whenever possible. We need all applications in by October 30, as a lot of work goes into organising school places. 

 

“We are pleased that so many people are applying online, as this is something we wholeheartedly encourage in the interests of speed and efficiency.” 

Anyone who has yet to apply for a secondary school place for their child in September 2010 can call the School Admissions and Transport Service on 01785 278593 and make a telephone application or log on to www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/admissions to make an online application. 

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