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FAMILIES across Devon can apply for a secondary school place for their child for next year from today (Sept 1). Parents of children who are now starting in Year 6 in a Devon primary school are today being sent letters explaining how they can apply for a s

FAMILIES across Devon can apply for a secondary school place for their child for next year from today (Sept 1).

Parents of children who are now starting in Year 6 in a Devon primary school are today being sent letters explaining how they can apply for a secondary place for September 2011.

Applications opened today and close on October 31.

Education officials say timely application is essential, particularly where schools are likely to be oversubscribed.


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Devon County Council managed to reduce late applications by 13% for the September 2010 intake and is aiming to do even better this year.

Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline and allocations will be available from March 1, 2011.

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People who do not want to apply online can contact the Education Helpline on 0845 155 1019 or email admissions@devon.gov.uk

Primary and secondary schools all have a reference copy of the Next Step booklet giving details of admission procedures and information about each of Devon's 37 secondary schools.

The Next Step is also available online and a full copy can be downloaded along with electronic information about individual schools at www.devon.gov.uk/nextstep11

Applications for primary school places open on November 1 and close on January 15.

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