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1,000 Children In Dorset Still Without A Reception School Place

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11:46am 8th January 2015

Over a thousand children in Dorset still haven't had their applications for reception school places submitted by their parents - with just one week left to apply.

If your child was born between the 1st September 2010 and the 31st August 2011 you have until the 15th January - which is next Thursday - to get their application in.

Dorset County Council says parents must apply now to have a chance of getting a place at one of their preferred schools.

Cllr Toni Coombs, Cabinet member for education at Dorset County Council, said: "With just over a week left to register, we want to make sure that parents don't forget to send us their applications."

"Starting school is a major milestone in a child's life and I cannot stress enough how important it is that families apply on time, as submitting an application late affects the likelihood of being allocated a place at their preferred school."
All the information, including an online application form, is available at

Alternatively, families can call 01305 221060 for an application pack to be sent out in the post.

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