Primary school application process opens on this week

PARENTS in Cambridgeshire who have a child born between September 1 2007 and August 31 2008 are reminded that they must submit an application for their child to start school in September 2012.

The process, which opens tomorrow (Monday November 14), can be completed online at or by returning a paper form, which can be obtained from any primary school and returned to the Admissions Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.

The completed form must be received by the Admissions Team by the close of business on the national closing date, January 15 2012.

If parents submit their applications late - or do not make an application - there is a risk that their child will not offered a place at one of their preferred schools, including their catchment school, as other children’s applications (those received by the deadline) will be processed ahead of theirs.