Parents and carers with children due to start school in Milton Keynes in September 2014 are being reminded to complete their school place application before the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday, January 15.
While the council is 14 per cent up on the number of applications received at the same time last year, there are still around 1,000 expected before the deadline.
Parents can apply by completing an online application form available at www.startschoolmk.com.
The process is simple to follow and users will receive an email acknowledgement to confirm their application has been received. Using the online system also means parents can retrieve and amend their application right up until the deadline.
Any applications received after the closing date will not be processed until after applications received on time.
This means that late applicants are less likely to gain a place for their child at one of their preferred schools. In addition, those applying late will not be informed about the outcome of their application until June 3, rather than April 16 for those applying on time.
Anyone who would like more information, or help to complete an application should call 01908 253338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at www.startschoolmk.com