Parents in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children.
The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2018, is Monday 15 January 2018. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2018, the child’s birthday must fall between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.
Durham County Councillor Cllr Olwyn Gunn, Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, said: “In our county we benefit from many schools with superb facilities and dedicated staff, and we hope that through our admissions arrangements parents can express their preferences and see their children enjoy a happy and successful education. We know that the decision of where to send your child is a major one, and can be difficult, but we would urge parents to make sure they apply by the deadline. A late application greatly reduces your chances of getting into your preferred school.”
Please visit the Durham County Council website for details about how to apply.