Process starts to choose a primary school

Parents with children starting primary or junior school next September can apply for places from Monday.

Information packs are available from primary schools from Monday and parents need to apply online by the deadline of January 15.

Applications can be made online at

Last year, 98 per cent of parents applied for a school place online, making it the preferred method of choosing a school.

This way of applying is so popular because the school admissions website has lots of information and links designed to help choose a school, but if parents don’t have a computer they can apply by phone on 01522 782030 or can ask for an application form.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, explained: “I know most parents will be looking forward to checking for their child’s school place online when national offer day comes round on April 16.

“We have over 90 per cent of children being given their first preference and there is no reason why this should not continue next year.”

Parents can apply for up to three state schools, in or out of county via the application process.

Lincolnshire County Council expects about 7,700 primary applications, which can be dealt with as long as parents send them back on time.

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