There’s just one week left for parents to apply for their child’s secondary school place online.

Parents have until 4pm on Monday, 31 October to name up to six secondary school choices for 2012. All paper application forms also need to be submitted by this date.

Online applications for secondary school places in 2012 opened in September and can be made by filling in the online form on Medway Council’s website at http://www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions.

By applying online, parents who provide an email address will receive an email confirming their application has been received. An email will also be sent after 4pm on National Offer Day, 1 March 2012, letting parents know what school place their child has been offered.

Parents and carers who live in Medway should submit their applications to Medway Council, even if they include any schools outside of the Medway area.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, Cllr Les Wicks, said: “Making the move onto secondary school can sometimes be a quite daunting time for young people and families, but it is of course also an exciting time full of opportunities.

“Here in Medway we have a selection of fantastic secondary schools each offering young people the chance to learn, grow and fulfil their potential.

“There are numerous benefits of applying online. Applications are sent direct to the council and parents who have provided an email address will receive a copy of their completed form and they are emailed details of their child’s school place on National Offer Day, rather than that anxious wait by the letter box.”

For more information, visit the admissions pages on Medway Council’s website – www.medway.gov.uk or phone the Student Services Admissions Team on 01634 331110.

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