Last chance to apply for Essex primary school places

PUBLISHED: 12:04 07 January 2019

Birchanger Primary School children. Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

Birchanger Primary School children. Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

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Parents in Essex are being reminded they have just over a week left to apply for their child's primary school place.

Children are entitled to start school in the September after their fourth birthday, meaning parents and carers of children born during the period September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015 must apply by January 15.

Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered after all on-time applications and Essex County Council is encouraging families to give themselves the best chance of being considered for a school they want by getting them in on time.

The council has also encouraged parents to use all four of the preferences available and to check the admissions criteria for each school they wish to apply for to ensure they have the best chance of being offered a preferred place.

Applications can be made online at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.

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