Now is the time to apply for secondary school places in Thurrock

APPLICATIONS are now open for parents and carers of children entering Year 7 next September.

Secondary schools across the borough will be receiving their new intake of students next year and it is important applications are in on time for them to be considered.

Parents applying for secondary school places for 2017 have until Monday 31 October to submit their preferences. Those received after that date will be treated as late applications – which will mean there is a far less chance of being offered a place at preferred schools.

Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education, said: “With so many good schools in the borough, I am sure parents will feel like they are spoilt for choice. However, many will want to send their children to a school close to where they live.

“It is vital forms are submitted before the deadline and are completed fully. Only putting one preference instead of listing them all does not improve your chances at all. I encourage parents to also consider travel arrangements early and contact the council should they have any queries.”

Applications can now be made online through Thurrock Council’s My Account.

A link to register and more information can be found at Thurrock.gov.uk/secondary-school-admissions

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