Applications to open for school

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Parents of Year 6 pupils will be able to apply to Derbyshire County Council from next week to get their child’s secondary school place for September 2013.

Around 7,500 Year 6 primary school children – who were born between September 1, 2001, and August 31, 2002 – will be sent information on the application process, which opens on September 10.

Applying can be done online, and the deadline is midnight on October 31.

Parents can alternatively choose to complete a paper form, which they can get by emailing or ringing 01629 537499. This can be returned to their child’s current school.

When completing the form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to.