PARENTS of children due to start primary school in Hartlepool next September are being urged to apply for places now.
Applications can be made on-line or by filling in a CAF1 form which can be obtained from any primary school or from the School Admissions Team at Hartlepool Council.
The current applications round applies to children born between September 1, 2009, and August 31, 2010.
Sue Beevers, Hartlepool Council’s Admissions, School Place Planning and Support Services Manager, said: “All parents must apply for places for their children in a primary school in Hartlepool.
“They do receive a letter via their child’s nursery school but if a child does not attend a private or mainstream nursery they need to be registered with the School Admissions Team.
“It is important to stress, however, that attendance at a nursery school does not guarantee a place in a school as this does not form part of the admission criteria of any Hartlepool primary school.”
The closing date for applications is January 15, 2014.
Notification letters will be posted second class to all parents/carers. For further information about the school admissions process or to get a CAF1 form contact the School Admissions Team on (01429) 523765 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/schooladmissionsonline