First Step’s families are being reminded that they can now apply for next year’s primary school places.

Applications are open for a school place for children due to start primary or infant school or transfer to a junior school in September 2019.

Applications are open until Tuesday 15 January 2019.

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2019.

Parents can get more information about the application process by clicking here.

The easiest way to apply is online. The process is quick and simple and you will receive an automatic email acknowledgement, so you’ll know your application has been received.

Some tips to remember when applying are:

  • You can apply for up to three different schools. You must rank the schools in order of preference. The first school should be the one you would most like your child to go to.
  • You are advised to use all three preferences and enter your catchment school as one of your preferences. If you want your child to be considered for a place at their catchment school, you must include this as one of your three preferences.
  • If you apply after the deadline (15 January 2018) you are far less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.

First Steps has a great on-going relationship with all of the Poynton primary schools and we can’t quite believe it’s this time of year again. Remember we do offer a before and after school club here and all information can be found here.