Secondary school application deadline approaching

Secondary school application deadline approaching

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 10:56am 24th October 2019. (Updated at 10:57am 24th October 2019)

There's just over a week left for families to submit their secondary and upper school applications.

The deadline is Thursday 31st October.

Nearly 500 children from the Dorset Council area still haven't had an application submitted for them.

Dorset Council is reminding parents that they must apply now to be in with a chance of securing a place at one of their preferred schools.

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Councillor Andrew Parry, Cabinet member for Children, Education and Early Help, said:

"We know last year 97% of Dorset children were offered their first choice secondary school, so getting those applications in is crucial.

"Unfortunately, applications received after this date will not be considered until the late round in March 2020, so please don't run the risk of leaving it too late."

Visit the website to find out more and apply.