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Parents urged to apply for reception class places for 2019

Parents and guardians of children who will start school for the first time in September 2019 are being urged to apply for their places online now.

The window has opened for applications for reception class places at infant and primary schools in Wolverhampton. The online application process is quick and easy and families have until 15 January, 2019 to register their preferences.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "Parents or guardians of children who are due to start school next autumn should set aside time now to think carefully about which school they'd prefer their child to attend.

"This is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child's future. The application process is straightforward and should only take a few minutes to complete.

"You should ensure you get your applications in by the deadline of 15 January, 2019, as applying after this time could have a detrimental effect on the chance of securing a place at one of your preferred schools."

She added: "It's important to remember that even if your child is in nursery provision at either primary or junior school, you will still need to apply for a reception class place."

For more information and to apply online, please visit Education & Schools.

Applying online through the secure website has a number of benefits. Applications can be viewed and edited online up to the closing date for applications of 15 January, 2019, while applicants will be able to access their child's school place allocation online on 16 April, 2019 rather than having to wait for it to come in the post.

Help and advice is available from the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or by emailing school.admissions@wolverhampton.gov.uk. For more information about the process, parents can also read the guide to Primary Education in Wolverhampton.

  • released: Thursday 8 November, 2018