County primary school numbers set to soar

Lincolnshire County Council is urging parents with children set to start primary school in September 2012 to apply online early to make sure they get a place.

The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2012 but numbers starting school are going to increase by 500 places next year.

The online system is not only a quicker way of submitting an application at any time, but also helps parents choosing their preferred schools.

Ofsted marks and league tables are also available to view online from the service.

Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, Councillor Patricia Bradwell encouraged parents to apply before the closing date so they have the best chance of getting the school they want:

“The online system has proved so popular that we have decided not to send out paper forms this year, but of course we will send them out on request.”

Also, while schools may be becoming academies, the way to apply is still the same.

Chris Wrench, who is in charge of admissions said: “Parents must still apply to us even if they have a child in the nursery, if they have put their child’s name on the school waiting list or even if they have another child at the school.

“The biggest problem we have is late applications that come in.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council