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Deadline Looming For School Places


10:02am 11th December 2013

Mums and Dad's in Dorset are being reminded there are only a few weeks left to apply for their child's Reception School place.

If your child was born between September 1st 2009 and August 31st 2010, than this applies to you.

You have until mid-January 2014 to send off an application.

Admissions say parents are less likely to get their child into a preferred school if the paperwork is late.

Councillor Toni Coombs, Cabinet member for education at Dorset County Council, said:

'With Christmas nearly upon us, 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 a preferred school.'

All the information, including an online application form, is available at

Alternatively, families can call 01305 221 060 for an application pack to be sent in the post.

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