Don't miss chance to apply for school place

October 05 2020
Don't miss chance to apply for school place

Applications for places in Worcestershire schools in 2021 are open.

The date and the process for applications for next year has not been affected by Covid-19.

The application process will be open for any child due to start school for the first time or moving to middle or high school in September, 2021.

For children applying for a place at high school, the deadline to apply is October 31, 2020.

For primary, first, infant, junior and middle schools, parents will have until January 15, 2021.

Conservative councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Starting school or moving to middle or high school is a big step in your educational journey.

“We aim to make the admissions process as smooth as possible for both the pupil and their parents.

“We are pleased that with admission for September, 2020, every child that applied had a place offered to them, with nine in every 10 pupils attending their first choice preference.

“In what might seem like uncertain times and families concentrating on children making a safe return to school, it is especially important that the deadlines for application are met to avoid missing out on a place.

“The importance of making an application on time cannot be stressed enough. A late application can only be considered after all those received on time.”

Letters and guides on starting school or transitioning to a new school will be sent to schools to be distributed to those eligible to transition to new schools next year.

There is a secure online system where parents can create an account and submit an application.

Anyone who does not have access to the internet can get online at any Worcestershire library or, if they require additional assistance, they can talk to their school or call School Admissions on 01905 822700.

The online system will also include guides on starting school or transitioning to a new school.

The school admissions system can be accessed at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions