PARENTS in Warwickshire have a week left to apply for their child’s 2023 Reception place.
Applications for Reception places, and junior school places, for September 2023 close at 5pm on Sunday (January 15).
And Warwickshire County Council is urging parents and carers not to miss the deadline.
This deadline applies to children born between September 1 2018 and August 31 2019 who are set to start Reception in September and also to youngsters who are currently in Year 2 at an infant school, who want to move to a junior school. This transfer does not happen automatically, even between schools with the same name.
Applications should be made online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/primaryplace. All parents and carers who apply by the deadline will receive their child’s school offer on National Offer Day (April 17).
Applications that don’t meet the deadline will only be considered once those submitted on time have been made offers, by which time many schools will be full.
WCC’s education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “Starting school for the first time and moving to a junior school can be a big transition, but it doesn’t need to be scary for parents or carers. The best thing you can do is to get your application in by the deadline of January 15. To help you do this, we’ve got lots of advice and support on our website, including a video to guide you through the process and a handy directory of schools where you can find all those that are local to you.”
For further advice visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/primaryplace