FAMILIES with children due to start primary school in Oxfordshire next year are being urged to ensure they
FAMILIES with children due to start primary school in Oxfordshire next year are being urged to ensure they don’t miss the applications deadline of January 15.
Parents or carers of children born between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 are urged to apply online via Oxfordshire County Council’s website.
Primary or junior school applications also need to be made for children currently attending an infant school who were born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. Parents are advised to state three preferences and to include their catchment school as one of these, even if it is their third preference school.
The council says it was able to offer first-preference places for almost 90 per cent of children starting primary school this year.
It still accepts postal applications but recommends applying online as it helps speed up the applications process.