Only 10 days to go to register for first school places in West Sussex

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THE deadline for registering for first school places is looming.

Parents in West Sussex have until January 15 to apply on behalf of children born between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 starting primary or infants school in September.

Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for education and skills, said: ‘Parents no longer receive a letter from the county council, so it is vital that they remember to submit their preferences for their child’s school place.

‘It is really important that parents apply for a school place before the deadline, otherwise their chances of getting their preferred school will be greatly reduced.’

Parents can now search online to find out where their catchment school is before filling in a simple online application form at westsussex.gov.uk.

If parents would like further advice or information they can call 033 301 42903.