TIME is running out for the parents and carers of an estimated 1,000 or more Warwickshire children who have not yet been registered for their 2022 Reception or Junior School place.
Parents and carers who have children who are due to start in Reception or to move to a Junior School this September have only until 11.59pm on Saturday (January 15) to apply for their school place.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) estimates that there are over 1,000 families still to apply.
Parents and carers with children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 must submit their application for a place in a Reception class in September 2022.
The January 15 deadline also applies to children who are currently in Year 2 at an infant school, who want to move to a junior school. This transfer does not happen automatically, even between schools with the same name.
Applications which don’t meet the January 15 deadline will only be considered once those submitted on time have been made offers, by which time many schools will be full and the child is much less likely to be offered a place at their preferred school.
Coun Jeff Morgan, WCC’s spokesman for Children, Families and Education, said: “Starting school is a really exciting time, as is the move from an infant to junior school. They are both big transitions for children and we are keen to help parents and carers through the application process.
“The best thing families can do is to get their application in by this Saturday.”
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions to apply.