Time for parents to choose schools for children starting in 2013

Parents of children due to start, or change, school in East Sussex next year are being asked to think about which school they would like their child to attend.

The admission process for children due to start primary, junior or secondary school in 2013 begins this month and leaflets explaining how they go about making an application are now available for parents.

Parents are being encouraged to visit the county council website to find out more about the process, the schools available and to make their choices and applications.

All the relevant information is on the council’s website but for those who don’t have access to the internet, printed copies of the admissions booklet are available on request, within schools and in libraries.

Cllr Nick Bennett, the county council’s lead member for learning and school effectiveness said: “It’s crucial parents find out as much information as possible about the schools that are available before they apply.

“You can only get a certain amount of information about a school from Ofsted reports and exam results. It’s also important to contact schools for their prospectus and to visit schools. That can be the best way of finding the right one.”

He urged parents not to delay. “These are really important decisions to make and so I would really encourage parents to start considering their options now, not leave it to the last minute.”

 

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