Apply online for your child's place in school in Carmarthenshire
Parents and guardians in Carmarthenshire are being asked to apply online for their child’s place in school.
Admission to school is not an automatic process, it is a legal requirement that an application is submitted by the specified closing date.
There is now a new system in place to make the process easier, more efficient and more accessible.
Applications should be made online via i-Local, there is a simple form to complete, and information along with a school admissions handbook is available.
Usually, the deadline is around a year before the child would expect to start at the school.
For three-year-olds who wish to go to school part-time in 2018 and four-year-olds starting school from September 2017, the deadline for applications is January 31 next year.
Pupils moving from primary to secondary school from September 2017 need to apply by December 16, 2016.
Education executive board member Cllr Gareth Jones said: “We want to make the application process for school admissions as easy and as accessible as we can.
“I would urge people to use this online facility, and to please ensure they apply in plenty of time for their child’s place as we would not want anyone to be disappointed.”
Places are not guaranteed at any school, the county council as admissions authority is responsible for deciding whether or not a child is allocated a place.
If a child is offered a place the acceptance form must be returned by the deadline specified or it will be withdrawn.
There is a limit on the number of pupils who can be admitted into a school in any one year group, once the limit is reached no further children will be given places.
Voluntary aided schools have their own admissions arrangements so need to be contacted directly.