Primary school places deadline looms
PARENTS in Bristol have until midnight on Tuesday to apply for a primary school places.
Bristol City Council has already received more than 4,000 applications for children due to start school in September, with 90 per cent of them being made online.
Families who apply online will be emailed their offer of a school place on April 19, as well as being sent a letter in the post.
The city council's director for children and young people's services Annie Hudson said: "It is very important that applications for a primary school place are received by the deadline of midnight on January 15.
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"By law, we have to consider all on-time applications before late applications, so families stand a much better chance of getting a place at one of their preferred schools if they apply on time."
Over the last four years, there has been a 20 per cent rise in the number of children starting primary school in Bristol and numbers are expected to continue to increase.
To meet rising demand the city council has worked with primary schools to create extra places. Schools being expanded for September include Colston's Primary School, The Dolphin School and Fair Furlong Primary School.
A full guide to the application process, called 'Apply for a primary school place, a guide for parents' is available online, together with information about the number of applications different schools received last year.