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Deadline approaching for secondary school applications

Parents and carers across Leicestershire are reminded that they have until the end of the month to apply for their child’s secondary school place.

Applications for the 2022 intake need to be made by Sunday, October 31, 2021.

A range of information is available from Leicestershire County Council to help families start applying and state their school preferences.

The deadline for applications for secondary schools is fast approaching. Photo: Leicestershire County Council.

This includes the ‘Your Guide’ to education which contains advice and support to help parents and carers apply for a secondary school place.

Councillor Deborah Taylor, lead member for children and families said: "We want to remind parents that they should get their applications in in plenty of time and should apply for three schools, including their catchment school, to maximise their opportunities. "Last year more than 95% of pupils received a place at one of their chosen schools, but late applications run the risk of missing out.

“There is no automatic entry for school in Leicestershire, so it is vital that applications be submitted before the closing date of Sunday, 31 October.”

For September 2021 the county council received 7,400 on-time applications for secondary school places, of which 88.9% secured their first choice (89.2% in 2020) and 95.4% secured one of their top three school choices (95.6% in 2020).

Parents and carers who cannot apply online can request a form to be sent to them by calling 0116 305 6684

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