I’d like to remind parents of children who are due to start at primary or junior school in September 2011 are being reminded that they are running out of time to get their applications in.
The deadline for applications for the thousands of children expected to start at a Brent primary next year is 15 January 2011.
Parents who are unsure about the process can put the dates of two public meetings in their diaries.
Council admissions officers will be able to answer questions and help families fill in application forms on:
- 6 January 2011, between 5 and 7pm, at Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF
- 7 January 2011, between 5 and 7pm. Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9HD.
All Brent families have to apply to Brent Council regardless of whether the school is in Brent or outside. Parents can apply quickly and easily online at www.brent.gov.uk/admissions
Councillor Mary Arnold, Brent Council’s lead member for Children and Families, said: “If you are parent of a child who is due to go to start at one of Brent’s excellent primary schools next year, I strongly advise you to complete an application within the next month, before the deadline.
“If you miss the deadline, your application will be considered after all the others so you will be at a disadvantage and are less likely to get the school you want.
“Families with children due to go to a primary school really need to act fast if they haven’t applied as there is only a month left. Our schools are very successful and very popular and you don’t want your child to miss out.”