|Leicestershire County Council Press release|
|12 September 2017|
|Start applying now for secondary school places|
|Parents with children due to start at secondary schools in Leicestershire next year are being encouraged to apply for places at their preferred schools by Tuesday, 31 October.
They are being signposted to the county council’s website at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/admissions to find out more and to start the process.
To further support parents in reviewing schools and making their shortlist, a new interactive ‘Your Guide’ to education has also been launched – again available on the schools admissions page of the website – to help them focus their search and make the right decision.
Councillor Trevor Pendleton, county council cabinet support member for children and families, said: “Last year, 97 per cent of Leicestershire parents submitted an online application and we encourage people to use this approach.
“We also want to remind parents that there is no automatic entry to any school so it is very important for applications to be submitted before the closing date of 31 October.”
Schools also hold open evenings for parents to view their facilities and speak to teachers. These can be useful in helping parents to determine the best school for their child. Parents should contact a school directly to find out more information about the evenings.
To find out more visit the Leicestershire County Council school admissions page at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/admissions
Parents unable to apply online may call the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 6684 and request a form to be sent out.