Warwickshire parents have just weeks to apply for their child's Reception place - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire parents have just weeks to apply for their child's Reception place

Leamington Editorial 23rd Dec, 2023   0

PARENTS across Warwickshire have just weeks to apply for their child’s reception or junior school place.

​Parents and carers who have children due to start in reception or move to a junior school in September 2024 have only until Monday January 15 to apply for their school place.

Applications should be made online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/primaryplace

With less than a month to go, and with Christmas and New Year festivities in-between, Warwickshire County Council is urging parents and carers to submit their application by the deadline.

This deadline applies to children born between September 1 2019 and August 31 2020, who must submit their application for a place in a reception class in September 2024.

The January 15 deadline also applies to children 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.

All parents and carers who apply by the deadline will receive their child’s school offer on National Offer Day, April 16 2024.

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, and the child is much less likely to be offered a place at their preferred school.

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.”

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