When is the deadline for primary school applications for September 2018 in Suffolk?
PUBLISHED: 14:36 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:36 21 December 2017
Parents and carers have been reminded to make sure applications for their preferred primary school for their child next September are submitted on time with around four weeks remaining.
Parents and carers have until Monday, January 15 to make their application to secure their child’s place at a Suffolk primary, infant, junior or middle school for September 2018.
Any child born between September 1 2013 and August 31 2014 is due to start primary school from September 2018. An application for a full-time school place must be made, even if a child is already attending a nursery class in an infant or primary school, a pre-school or a children’s centre next to a school site.
Gordon Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills at Suffolk County Council, said: “I would urge all parents and carers to complete their application by the closing date of January 15 to give them the best chance of securing a place at one of their preferred schools.
“Parents and carers can list up to three schools on the application form in order of preference and we recommend applying for more than one school.
“Suffolk County Council has a good track record of offering places at preferred schools. 94% of parents in Suffolk were offered a place for their child at their first preference primary school at the last national offer day, earlier this year. Applications are more likely to be successful if they are received by the closing date.”
A completed application must be submitted or posted for every child wanting a primary, infant, junior or middle school place from September 2018.