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Parents with children starting secondary school in Nottinghamshire in 2020 have days left to apply for a place online


By Rachel Armitage


Parents of children due to start secondary school in Nottinghamshire in September 2020 have a few days left to apply online for a place.

Across Nottinghamshire, more than 2,300 families had not applied for a school place by the middle of October.

The application process for children transferring from primary schools to secondary schools in September 2020 closes at midnight, Thursday, October 31.

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Nottinghamshire residents must apply through the county council, even for schools in other areas.

The council’s service director for education, learning and skills, Marion Clay, said: “Applying within the deadline and listing more than one preferred school is key. Parents must understand that listing only one school does not increase the chances of being offered a place at that school. And it is not too late ­— parents can make changes to their preferences and application up until the deadline.

“The good news is that last year almost 98% of families who applied on time for a secondary school place were offered one of their preferred schools.”

If parents miss the October 31 deadline, their application will be processed after all the on-time applications.

Secondary school offers will be made on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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