Parents in Gedling borough urged to apply for secondary school places for their children

 Parents in Gedling borough urged to apply for secondary school places for their children
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Parents of children in Gedling borough who are due to start at secondary school in September 2021 can now apply for their preferred choice.

If your child is due to start secondary school next year you can apply from now until the closing date of Saturday, October 31 2020.

Councillor Philip Owen, Chairman for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “it might feel like a long way off but if your child is about to start in year 6 then it’s time to apply for a secondary school place for next year.  

“We know that starting a new school is a big milestone and your child may already have strong ideas about which secondary school they want – or don’t want – to attend.

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“It is very important that you apply on time and you should identify four preferences.  The good news is that, last year, nearly 97% of families who applied for a secondary school place on time were offered one of their preferred schools.

If you apply late or only list one preference you may substantially reduce the chances of getting your child into your preferred school.”

Gedling borough residents need to apply to Nottinghamshire County Council even though their preferred schools are in Gedling borough.

The easiest way to apply is online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. Parents who apply online will receive email confirmation that their application has been received.

For more information about the application process, schools, the number of places available or how places are allocated, please visit the website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions or call 0300 500 80 80. 

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