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whyhasmyheadgonenumb Sun 30-Nov-14 20:46:28

This is probably a really dim question but going to ask it anyway.

My council allows people to apply for a school place for reception from midnight tonight, I have been told that there are more children than places for the September 2015 intake in my area so I'm going to put down all 5 options and cross my fingers DD gets into one - do I need to sit up until midnight and apply as soon as website opens or can I do it at my leisure? I assumed that it wasn't a 'first come first served thing but am happy to be corrected.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 30-Nov-14 20:48:06

No. It is based on the admission criteria for the schools. As long as you don't miss the deadline, it makes no difference when you apply smile

sunnyfrostyday Sun 30-Nov-14 20:48:38

There will be a closing date. You need to check the admissions rules for each school and your local authority.

LuckyLopez Sun 30-Nov-14 20:48:38

No it's not. All are considered 'on time' and dealt with as per admission criteria (otherwise there wouldn't be one!) if in by Jan 15th.

whyhasmyheadgonenumb Sun 30-Nov-14 20:55:01

Phew, I'm so glad I don't have to stay up!!!
Yes it's got to be in by Jan 15th so I've got plenty of time although ill do it tomorrow night.

Thanks all

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 30-Nov-14 20:58:08

Make sure you understand the admission criteria and good luck smile

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