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Deadline approaching for primary school applications
17/12/2013 14:02:00

 
 

The deadline for parents of children due to start primary school in September 2014 to apply for a place in a Croydon school is Wednesday 15th January.

An online application form is available here.

Croydon Council has been investing heavily in expanding existing schools and building new ones to ensure there is a place for every child who needs one (and I’ve been lobbying the Government on their behalf to secure the funds to help pay for it).

Despite this, some popular schools continue to receive many more applications than they can accommodate. That is why it is important to give a full list of six preferences and advisable to include the most local school which uses distance as a selection criteria even if it is in sixth place.

Every year, I am contacted by constituents who have only applied for two or three schools, haven’t secured a place in one of those schools and have instead been allocated somewhere on the other side of the borough when they could have been allocated something more local if they had included more preferences. Children will always be offered the highest-ranked school with available space, so putting down additional choices won’t reduce the chances of being offered a place in the school you really want.

You should also check each school’s admissions policy to make sure your son or daughter is eligible to apply.

I know from personal experience how stressful the application process can be ; however, if you apply on time and give a full list of six preferences you are far more likely to get a place at a school you are happy with.

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