Starting school in September 2015? Don’t forget to apply!

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Parents and carers with children who are due to start school for the first time in September 2015 are being reminded to apply for a school place in plenty of time before the deadline on Thursday 15 January 2015.

The easiest way to make an applications is by visiting the council’s website at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schooladmissions

The process is quick and simple, and once it is started you can revisit your application and make amendments at any time before midnight on 15 January.

Milton Keynes Council is advising parents to make sure they do their research on the admissions criteria of the schools they are interested in so they can see which schools they might get into and make wise choices for their children. Parents are able to state three different preferences on the application which they should take advantage of, including listing their catchment school, to give their child the best possible chance of getting the place they would like.

Councillor Norman Miles, Lead Member for Children said: “We know Christmas is a very busy time of the year for all families and we want to remind parents and carers that this deadline is fast approaching. I urge people to visit the website so they can tick this important task off their to-do list and enjoy the festive season safe in the knowledge that they have made their application in good time.”

For more information, please log on to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schooladmissions, call 01908 253338 for a hard copy of the admissions guide and application form.