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Time is running out for parents to apply for a primary school place for 2010 in Lichfield and Burntwood. The deadline for applications is December 11 and so far, more than 60 per cent of expected applications have been received, but officials at Staffordshire County Council are keen to remind parents that they need to get their applications in. County Councillor Veronica Downes, Cabinet Member for Schools, said:
“Whilst parents can apply for their child’s primary place in the usual way by submitting a paper application, these days it is even quicker and easier to do it online or over the telephone.”
Parents are being encouraged to make use of the online admissions process and so far more than half of all applications received have used this method to make their application. Once the deadline has passed the council’s team will work with schools to ensure that as many parents as possible receive a place at their preferred school. Cllr Downes continued:
“Getting the place of your choice is really important to parents and the county council strives to meet people’s requirements as much as possible.”
Anyone who has yet to apply for a primary school place for their child in 2010 can call the School Admissions and Transport Service on 01785 278593 or log on to


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