Don't Be Late
DON’T BE LATE FOR STARTING SCHOOL
Nearly 10% of parents missed the deadline for
applying for a “Starting School” place in 2012. As a result,
some children were not able to go to their preferred school because
it was already full when their application was received.
Submitting a late application significantly
reduces your child’s chance of an offer of a place at one of your
Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We work hard with our
schools to make sure parents have the information to allow them to
request a school place, yet we still have many late applications.
Some of these late applications are for children who have siblings
at the school they want to go to, and parents are disappointed when
brothers/sisters are separated from attending the same school.”
If you are a parent or carer of a child born
between 01/09/08 and 31/08/09, then you need to apply for a school
place before the 15 January 2013.
You can apply online at www.bedford.gov.uk/onlineadmissions.
Before you apply, please read the Starting
School booklet, which can be found at www.bedford.gov.uk/admissions