Not Long Left To Apply for Reception Class Places for 2017

Councillor Phil Bateman Reminds Wednesfield North Parents “There is not much time left to gain a place for your children, as the deadline is fast approaching!”


Parents and guardians of children who will start school for the first time this September have just over a week left to apply for their plaIMG_5708 City Councilce.

The window for applications for reception places at infant and primary schools in Wolverhampton closes next Sunday 15 January, 2017. The online process is quick and easy and around 75% of parents and guardians have already completed their applications.

However, around 180 applications have been started but not yet submitted, while some parents and guardians have not yet begun theirs.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Please ensure you have completed your application by the deadline of 15 January, 2017, as applying after this could have a detrimental effect on your chances of securing a place at one of your preferred schools.

“This is one of the most important decisions you can make for your son or daughter so please think carefully about which school you would like your child to attend.”

For more information and to apply online, please visit School admissions.

Applying online has a number of benefits. The applications are made through a secure website, applications can be viewed and edited online up to the closing date. Applicants will also be able to access their child’s school place allocation online as soon as they are announced on 18 April, 2017 rather than having to wait for their allocation in the post.

Help and support is available from the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or email

  • released: Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more