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Just three days left to apply for school place
12:24pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
If your child attends Year 6 in a primary or junior school, you have just three days left to make an application for admission to Year 7 in a secondary school, to start in September 2013.
The deadline for receipt of online applications is midnight on Wednesday, 31 October. If your child will be 4 years old between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 they are due to start school in September 2013. You can apply from 1 November 2012 or any time before the closing date of midnight on 15 January 2013. This is also the closing date for applications for children transferring from infant to junior school.
Hampshire residents can apply for a school place online where there is also useful information about the application process and details of Hampshire schools. Applying online at www.hants.gov.uk/admissions is easy, secure and allows you to make changes to your application right up to the closing date. You will also receive the outcome of your application by email.
If you do not wish to apply online, paper application forms are available from all Hampshire maintained schools and academies. Alternatively you can call 0845 603 5623 for an application form together with an admissions brochure.
Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council's Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: "Starting school for the first time is an important step for all children. I urge Hampshire parents to ensure they have completed applications by the respective deadlines: midnight on 31 October 2012 for secondary school places and midnight on 15 January 2013 for primary school places. Missing the deadline could mean missing out on a place at your local school.
“It is important for Hampshire residents to note that even when applying for a school which is outside of the Hampshire local authority area this needs to be done through the County Council’s admissions process.”
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