Applications for schools across Hertfordshire for 2017 opens

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:00 07 November 2016

Applications open to apply for school places in Hertfordshire.

Applications open to apply for school places in Hertfordshire.

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The process for applying to primary and middle schools in Hertfordshire opens today.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council said: “It is vital that parents and carers make their applications before the closing date of January 15 2017.

“The easiest way to apply for a school place for September 2017 is to visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions and complete the online application form.

“Online applications can be amended at any time up to the closing date and the school offer can be viewed and responded to before allocation letters are received.”

Extensive information about the primary or middle transfer process is available on www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Leaflets explaining how to apply will be distributed to families at the beginning of November. They will be posted directly to families with children of reception age and distributed by schools to children in Year 2 in infant schools and Year 4 in first schools.

David Williams, cabinet member for enterprise, education and skills, said: “I understand that parents and carers want their children to attend the school they most prefer. Hertfordshire has a good track record, and last year 95 per cent of applicants were offered a place at one of their four ranked primary, junior or middle schools.

“We are not always able to completely satisfy parental preference, despite working very hard to achieve this. I would urge parents to carefully consider the preferences they make, to make realistic preferences and to visit local schools before applying.”

The on-time application process for admission into secondary, upper, studio schools and university technical colleges, to start in September 2017 has now closed. Parents and carers can continue to make late applications for this process at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

The last date to make an application to be considered for allocation day is January 31 2017.

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