Time running out for Lichfield and Burntwood parents to apply for secondary school places

Time is running out for parents in Lichfield and Burntwood to apply for secondary school places.

The deadline for applications is October 31.

Last year saw nine out of every ten children allocated their first choice, while 98% were given one of their top three picks.

Cllr Ben Adams

Cllr Ben Adams

Councillor Ben Adams, Cabinet member for learning and skills at Staffordshire County Council, said: “Getting their preferred school is really important to parents and the county council has an excellent track record in meeting people’s requirements as much as possible.

“We’re leading the way nationally with our admissions process, making it as easy as possible to apply while also ensuring the majority of parents receive their first choice secondary school.

“It’s essential that parents get their applications in on time to give them the best chance of being allocated one of their top three preferred schools.”

People can apply for secondary school places for September 2017 online.

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