Time to apply for school places

Parents of primary school pupils have been told they need to apply now to secure their child’s place at secondary school in September next year.

Around 7,600 year six children, born between September 1, 2000, and August 31, 2001, have been sent information from Derbyshire County Council on the application process.

Parents can apply online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions from this week. The deadline is midnight on Monday, October 31.

From September 19, parents who do not have access to a computer can ring 08456 058 058 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays, where staff will complete the form or paper applications are still being accepted,

Missing the deadline may mean missing out on the school of your choice, said a spokesman.