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Don’t forget to apply for primary places

Christmas is a busy time of year for many people – but if your child is starting primary school in 2014, don’t forget to put applying for a school place on your list.

The closing date for applications is January 15th, and online is the quickest and easiest way to apply, via Lancashire County Council’s website.

Staff are keen to remind parents that they need to submit an application for for all children starting school, even if the child already has an older brother or sister at their preferred school.

Paul Bainbridge, head of school admissions, said: “If a family already has a child at a school, it’s easy to overlook the obvious – that they must apply for a place for their younger child.

“And if they have twins, they’ll need to fill in two application forms.

“We know how important it is to parents to get the right school for their child, so we’re encouraging them to apply on time to give themselves the best chance.

“We also advise including at least one of their local schools in their preferences.

For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk , and search for “school admissions”.

Parents can also call on 01254 220718.

 

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