Reception, Junior and Middle School Starters: APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY

HCC at Peg's Lane

The final application deadline for parents to put their children’s names down for places at reception, junior of middle schools for this Setptember will be at midnight today (Saturday 15 January).

If you have not applied already, please apply online immediately at: www.hertsdirect.org/admissions.

‘In an important change to last year's application process,’ explained Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), ‘parents applying for a school place outside Hertfordshire must apply for that place, as well as any school within the county on Hertfordshire County Council's application form. Hertfordshire will then co-ordinate with the relevant admitting authority on the parents' behalf.’

‘It is vitally important,’ added Richard Thake, HCCs Executive Member for Education, ‘that parents and carers get their applications in on time. Late applications are much less likely to secure one of the parents' or carers' preferred schools, which can lead to disappointment.’

Last year 92% of parents in Hertfordshire applied online. What is more, this year parents will also be able to accept their school place online as well.

If you are unable to access the application process online you can still apply by calling the Customer Services Centre on 0300 123 4043.