Deadline for school places

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CHILDREN could miss out on their preferred school place if parents do not apply soon.

The deadline for application for first, infant and primary schools across West Sussex is January 15.

Peter Griffiths, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said: 'With only a week to go, more than 1,000 parents still haven't let us know what their wishes are for a place in a primary school in September 2011.

'There is now a national deadline of January 15 and it is essential that parents who have yet to apply for a place complete an application before this closing date.'

The deadline also applies to those transferring from infant and first schools to junior and middle schools.

Parents must complete and submit the form, or apply online, by visiting westsus sions and click on applying online for starting school and transfers.