Parents can now apply for secondary places

Parents of pupils set to leave primary school in September 2013 can now apply to Derbyshire County Council to get their child’s secondary school place.

Around 7,500 year six children, born between 1 September 1 2001 and 31 August 31 2002 – are being sent information on the application process.

Parents can apply online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions. The deadline is midnight Wednesday, October 31.

Applying online is quicker and allows parents to make changes to their application at any point up to the closing date, said a county spokesman.