Warning to 50 families in Leighton area yet to apply for middle school place.

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Parents in the Leighton Buzzard area are being warned they are cutting it fine to apply for a middle school place for their child.

Central Beds Council this afternoon issued a reminder via twitter that, with the Sunday (January 15) deadline looming, plenty hadn’t completed the forms.

School applications for the 2017/18 academic year opened on September 1, but four months later scores of Leighton parents have neglected to follow the process.

The council tweeted: “Transfer to middle school applications close on Sunday. 100 people yet to apply, half in the #LeightonBuzzard area.”

At the time the applications opened, Councillor Steven Dixon, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “Our school admissions team works very hard to make sure that all applicants get their first-choice school – and most do.

“But if you don’t want your child to miss out on going to school with all of your friends then you need to make sure you get your application in on time.

“I know that parents can face plenty of pressures on their time, but the online application process which more than 90 per cent of people now use is quick and simple.

“So take a weight off your mind and get your application in today, rather than having to panic and do it at the last minute.”

To apply go to http://bit.ly/2jCPfWw

Parents will find out where their child has been offered a school place on April 18 (national primary offer day).