Deadline looms for school places

Parents need to apply to Derbyshire County Council by midnight, Wednesday, January 15, to get their child’s infant or primary school place for September 2014.

Those with a child born between September 1, 2009, and August 31, 2010, are reminded to make their application.

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A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: “Applying online is quicker and allows parents to make changes to their application at any point up to the closing date. Anyone who applies online also receives an email to confirm their application has been received.”

Parents can also call 01629 533190 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays, and the council will fill it in on their behalf.

Those who don’t want to apply online or by telephone can still choose to complete the paper form, which they can get by emailing or ringing 01629 537499.