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Parents in Lichfield and Burntwood can now apply for primary school places for their children for September 2014. Last year, 92 per cent of families got their first choice school, with 97 per cent getting one of their top three options. The deadline for applications is January 15 2014. County Councillor Ben Adams said: “We understand the pressures we are facing on primary school places and are putting in a lot of work to ensure we have enough to accommodate the increase in population in some areas of the county. “This work means we can still have a consistently high percentage of parents allocated one of their top three primary schools, and help give every child in Staffordshire the best possible start in life.” Parents can apply online at


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