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Nottinghamshire County Council is reminding parents they only have until Wednesday to apply for child’s reception school place

Parents of children in Nottinghamshire are being reminded that they only have until Wednesday to apply for their child’s reception school place.

Nottinghamshire County Council has urged parents to select their four school preferences before the deadline, so their application can be considered alongside all other on-time applications.

Any applications, or changes to applications, made after January 15 are considered as late and will be processed after all on-time applications.

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Chairman of the County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee, Councillor Philip Owen, said: “If your child will be five years old between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021, time is running out for you to apply for a reception year place and to decide which schools to include on your application.

“If it is your first child who is starting in reception, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision which will give you the best chance of getting your child into one of their preferred schools.

“The good news, however, is that last year, over 98.9% of families who applied for a primary school place on time were offered one of their preferred schools.”

Parents who apply online will be able to view their decision online on April 16, known as National Offer Day, whereas other applicants will have to wait a few days for a letter to be sent by second class post.

If your child attends a school’s foundation unit, nursery class or early years’ group, it does not guarantee that they will get a place at the school in reception. Additionally, if your child is in year 2 at infant school, you still need to apply for their junior or primary school place.

Parents living in Nottinghamshire will need to apply through Nottinghamshire County Council, even if they wish to apply for schools in other local authority areas such as Nottingham City or Derbyshire.

To apply for your child’s school place, log on to www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions

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