Parents and guardians of children due to start school for the first time next autumn are being urged to apply for their places online now.

The window is now open for applications for reception places at infant and primary schools in the City of Wolverhampton for September 2018. The online application process is quick and easy and families have until 15 January, 2018, to register their preferences.

Around half of families have already completed their applications, and the call has gone out to those that haven't yet done so - or who are among the 300 or so who have started but not yet finished their applications - to get their skates on.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Parents or guardians of children who are due to start school for the first time in September 2018 need to apply for their places now.

"The application process is quick and easy; it should only take a few minutes to complete and can be done from the comfort of your own home.

"It's important that parents and guardians get their applications in by the deadline of 15 January, 2018 as applying after this time could have a detrimental effect on the chance of securing a place at one of their preferred schools.

"Latest figures show that 89% of schools in Wolverhampton are rated as "Good" or "Outstanding" by Ofsted, the highest ever, so there has never been a better time to go to school in our City."

For more information and to apply online, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=2548;Title=School admissions;.

Applications are made through a secure website and can be viewed and edited online up until the closing date. People who apply online will be able to access their child's school place allocation on 16 April, 2018, rather than having to wait for notification in the post.

For help and advice, please call the City of Wolverhampton Council's Schools Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or by emailing

  • released: Monday 27 November, 2017