Primary school application deadline next week

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THE deadline for parents to apply for a Bucks primary school place or junior school transfer for their children is next week.

Parents have less than a week to get their applications into Buckinghsmhire County Council ahead of the deadline on Tuesday January 15.

Primary school places for the next academic year will soon be allocated to children born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009, while parents of children in Year Two who wish to transfer to a junior or combined school in September 2013 also need to apply now.

Mike Appleyard, the council's Cabinet member for Education and Skills, said: "Buckinghamshire schools are very popular and many receive more applications than there are places. Submitting your application late, even by a day, can affect your child’s chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.

"Our admissions service is here to help with any last-minute questions you might have about your local schools and completing the application form. You can also contact schools directly."

Applications can be made online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/admissions before midnight next Tuesday, while paper application need to submitted to the Admissions and Transport Team at County Hall before 5pm.

Parents who live outside Buckinghamshire should apply direct to their own local authority and include any Buckinghamshire school preferences.

For more information call the admissions service on 01296 383250 or email admissions@buckscc.gov.uk.

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12:44pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Darren Hayday says...

Well as a parent that is now going through this... oh boy - where do I begin?

It's not easy is it - especially if the school nearest to you is not a good school and that you want your child to go further afield..

There are many schools in the district that are not up to the standard that I would expect and wish for my little one.

Why do the Council not build more schools if there are not enough spaces?

It's almost as if I can soon imagine that we would get a press release in the national papers soon - that we should be encouraged to 'home-school' (which I have no problem with what so ever) rather than send our kids to an actual school - as a way of saving money (but of course they would give it some other spin).. almost the same way that we have been encouraged to give birth at home rather than at a local hospital (where they are also closing down those wards as well!)

How on earth can the Government loose so much of our money - just how incompetent can they be.

It’s always a merry-go-round = Labour/Conservative/
Labour/Conservative - they always mess up the both of them!

Why do people always forget the mess of the last lot or ignore how the current bunch are doing – people always seem to vote for the same party – regardless??!!
Well as a parent that is now going through this... oh boy - where do I begin? It's not easy is it - especially if the school nearest to you is not a good school and that you want your child to go further afield.. There are many schools in the district that are not up to the standard that I would expect and wish for my little one. Why do the Council not build more schools if there are not enough spaces? It's almost as if I can soon imagine that we would get a press release in the national papers soon - that we should be encouraged to 'home-school' (which I have no problem with what so ever) rather than send our kids to an actual school - as a way of saving money (but of course they would give it some other spin).. almost the same way that we have been encouraged to give birth at home rather than at a local hospital (where they are also closing down those wards as well!) How on earth can the Government loose so much of our money - just how incompetent can they be. It’s always a merry-go-round = Labour/Conservative/ Labour/Conservative - they always mess up the both of them! Why do people always forget the mess of the last lot or ignore how the current bunch are doing – people always seem to vote for the same party – regardless??!! Darren Hayday
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9:01am Thu 10 Jan 13

gpn01 says...

@Darren " There are many schools in the district that are not up to the
standard that I would expect and wish for my little one.
Why do the Council not build more schools if there are not enough
spaces?" - If the existing schools aren't up to standard then surely that's not going to solved by building more schools (as they too could be of poor standard)?

The problem would appear to be about standards not buildings, so the solution is to improve standards surely?
@Darren " There are many schools in the district that are not up to the standard that I would expect and wish for my little one. Why do the Council not build more schools if there are not enough spaces?" - If the existing schools aren't up to standard then surely that's not going to solved by building more schools (as they too could be of poor standard)? The problem would appear to be about standards not buildings, so the solution is to improve standards surely? gpn01
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