Time running out for primary applications

Calendar January 15

Parents in Calderdale are being reminded to finalise plans for their child’s education, as the deadline for Calderdale’s primary school admission applications approaches.

 The final deadline for primary school applications is 15 January 2014, after this date the chance of getting the preferred place is significantly reduced.

 This year, for the first time, people can apply for a place at the new through school at Halifax High. From September, the school will accommodate children from the ages of 4 to 16.

 The school will have a reception intake of 60 children in September 2014.

 Applying for a school place for the first time can be a daunting experience, but the Calderdale admissions team is on hand to help with enquiries. A lot of information can be found at School admissions, along with online forms. For further advice about the admissions process, contact the admissions team on 01422 392617.

 It’s a great time to apply for a place at a Calderdale primary school, after the borough performed so well in Ofsted’s report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector. In this report it was stated that 82% of Calderdale primary schools now have an Ofsted rating of good or outstanding.

 Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Megan Swift, said:

 “It’s important that parents make sure that they have submitted their primary school application before the deadline of 15 January, so they have the best chance of getting their preferred school.

 “Calderdale primary schools have performed very well in the recent annual Ofsted report, and with the additional places now available at Halifax High, Calderdale really is a great place for education.”

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