Don’t leave it too late to apply for your child's school place

Published Monday, 7th December 2015

All children born between September 1st 2011 and August 31st 2012 need to apply for a place before they can start school in September 2016, as places are no longer automatically allocated.

Applications for primary, first and middle school places are open now and close on January 15, 2016.  To help make life easier, it is now possible to apply online.  It is quick and easy to do and will allow parents to see their allocated place online on offer day rather than waiting for it in the post.

Councillor John Campion, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families, said: "We do understand that starting school is a huge moment in young person's life and getting it right is crucial for parents.  We urge parents to go online and make their school preferences as soon as possible in order to give their child the best chance of getting their preferred choice of school.

"Applying online is safe, quick and easy and on offer day will allow parents to view their allocated school place online rather than a nervous wait for the post to arrive."

For anyone needing extra help applying online or who isn't able to access the internet at home, visit your local library or call the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765765.

The closing date for all applications is January 15, 2016.  To apply online visit