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Closing date nears for primary school applications

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Parents and carers across Leicestershire are being reminded that the closing date for first time primary school applications is Friday, 15 January 2021.

A range of information is available at to help families start the application process and submit preferences for schools.

This includes an interactive guide to education which contains advice to help parents and carers successfully apply for a child’s school place.

Choosing which schools to apply for is one of the most important decisions a family can make, and we are committed to working with parents and carers to support them as they make this choice.

Last year over 98 per cent of Leicestershire parents secured their child a place at a preferred school, so we want to remind parents to maximise their opportunities by applying for three schools, including their catchment school.

There is no automatic entry for any school, so it is very important for applications to be submitted before the closing date of 15 January

Parents can also, if they prefer, call the council’s Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 6684 and ask for a paper form to be sent out to fill in and post back by the closing date.

Information on helping your child get ‘school ready’ is available at

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