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Full time places in Reception classes are available in September of the academic year within which the child becomes five years old.
Although parents have the right to express a preference for Lakeside Primary School, there is no guarantee of a place being offered.
Lakeside Primary School will try and meet parents' wishes where possible, however in some cases there may be more applications than there are places available (30 places in Reception).
Online applications are now the preferred method of making an application. Parents who apply online are able to receive email notification of their school place on the national offer day, rather than through the post.
The quickest and easiest way is to apply online. Online applications are best done on a PC or laptop.
You can apply online from 1 November 2018. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019.
Note: you must make an application by 15 January 2019. There is no automatic entry into reception.
What if I can't apply online?
Complete the relevant paper form. You can then either:
- Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or print out the form and post it to:
School Admissions and Transport Service
Staffordshire County Council
2 Staffordshire Place
Please note: Paper application forms sent by post will not receive an acknoledgement of receipt.
What if I have a problem when I apply?
Call us on 0300 111 8007 and select the option for 'School Admissions and Transport' or email email@example.com so we can help you.
Details of Staffordshire County Council's schools' admission details can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk.
Non-Staffordshire parents should apply through their home Local Authority.