With the deadline just days away, a small number of parents and guardians of pupils who are due to start secondary school next year have not yet completed an application for a school place.

Applications must be completed by this coming Monday (31 October, 2016) and while the vast majority of parents and guardians have already submitted theirs, the City of Wolverhampton Council is urging those who either haven't finished - or even started - their application to complete it as a matter of urgency.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "If your child is in their final year at primary or junior school, you must ensure you have completed your application for a secondary school place for them by 31 October.

"While most parents have already completed their application, some are yet to begin the process, while around 150 parents have started but haven't finished it.

"Ensuring your application is made before the deadline will increase the chance of securing a place at your preferred school, and so I would urge you to set aside time over the next few days to complete the process, which is quick and easy."

Applications are made through a secure website at Type=articles;Articleid=2548;Title=School admissions;. Applications can be viewed and edited online up to the closing date of 31 October, 2016. Parents and guardians will be able to get notification of their child's allocated school place online on 1 March, 2017 rather than having to wait for correspondence to be issued in the post.

For help and advice, contact the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or email school.admissions@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Councillor Darke added: "This is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child, so please don't miss the deadline."

  • released: Tuesday 25 October, 2016