CHILDREN born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 should be starting primary school next year and parents have until mid-January to apply for a place.
Although there are sufficient primary places across Thurrock, some schools will be oversubscribed with the result places in some areas will be very tight.
Parents are reminded of the importance of getting their applications in on time and properly filled in.
Admissions are open from 1 November until 15 January and everyone who has an email account can apply online by going to Thurrock Council’s website (www.thurrock.gov.uk) and clicking on the “School admission” link.
Applying online gives access to an electronic copy of Thurrock Council’s primary schools prospectus which gives detailed guidance on how to apply as well as basic information about every primary school in the borough.
If you apply online, you can choose to have an email acknowledgement of the application sent to you, and you will receive an offer of a place earlier than if you choose not to use the online facility.
Anyone with queries should contact the council’s Admissions team by emailing email@example.com, by calling 01375 652883, or by writing to Admissions, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL.