Apply now for new school places

Autumn is here so now is the time to look ahead if your child is due to start school or move to a new one next year.

A schoolboy in glasses and rucksack bursting through a yell sheet

It can be a big occasion and potentially tough decision for any parent so take a tour of your shortlisted schools to see which one might suit your loved ones best.

Older children who were born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 can transfer to a secondary school next September. These applications close on Thursday 31 October.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you can now apply for a reception place for next September. The closing date is Wednesday 15 January.

Parents of children who are now in their last year of infant school and are due to transfer to a junior school will also need to apply by this date.

It’s very important to apply by the closing date to stand a chance of being offered your preferred school.

Parents can name up to three preferences, for schools both within and outside North Somerset.

Applications can be made online or on a paper form. For more information and to apply online visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/admissions