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Start applying now for secondary school places

Closing date for preferred choices is October 31

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Parents with children due to start at secondary schools in Leicestershire next year are being encouraged to apply for places at their preferred schools by Tuesday, 31 October.

They are being signposted to the county council's website at to find out more and to start the process.  


Last year, 97 per cent of Leicestershire parents submitted an online application and we encourage people to use this approach. We also want to remind parents that there is no automatic entry to any school so it is very important for applications to be submitted before the closing date of 31 October


To further support parents in reviewing schools and making their shortlist, a new interactive ‘Your Guide’ to education has also been launched - again available on the schools admissions page of the website - to help them focus their search and make the right decision.

Schools also hold open evenings for parents to view their facilities and speak to teachers.  These can be useful in helping parents to determine the best school for their child. Parents should contact a school directly to find out more information about the evenings.

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