Deadline looms for primary school applications

Deadline looms for primary school applications

Time is running out for parents to get their primary school applications in before the 15 January 2022 deadline.

Last year, the county council offered nine out of 10 parents their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places.  A total of 98 per cent were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. Now, parents who have not yet applied for primary school places are being urged to get their applications in before the window closes. Last year, the county council received more than 200 applications submitted after the deadline date.

County Councillor Jonathan Price, said: “In Staffordshire we have a fantastic track record of allocating parents’ preferences for both primary and secondary schools. The majority of parents have already submitted their applications, but we want to make sure that as many parents as possible apply before the closing date, so they are not at a disadvantage when it comes to allocating places.”

Primary school applications close on 15 January 2022.  For more information, visit

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