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The registration period for Primary school admissions in 2020 closes in two weeks

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Friday 29 November 2019

Parents and carers in Guernsey and Alderney with children due to start primary school for the first time in September 2020, have two weeks left to register their child for a place at their catchment Primary School.

Children must be registered before 3pm on Friday 13th December. Registrations received after this period will be assigned a lower priority if spaces are limited.

All children who reach the age of five before the 1st September in any particular year are required to attend school, or to receive alternative education provision, from the beginning of the next academic term unless they are exempt under the law. Similarly, children who reach the age of four on or before 31st August may also start school from the beginning of the academic year if spaces are available at the school.

Children who are baptised Catholic may be registered at one of the two voluntary Catholic Primary schools, Notre Dame du Rosaire or St Mary & St Michael.

Application forms for each Primary school (including the voluntary schools) are available from www.gov.gg/schooladmissions as well as the school themselves. If you are unsure of your catchment area, please go to www.gov.gg/catchmentareas where you will be able to identify which catchment area you live in based on your postcode.

The completed application forms for children seeking places in Reception should be returned to the relevant catchment or voluntary school. For those registering for Year 1, completed application forms should be sent directly to the Education Office at Sir Charles Frossard House.

In addition to the application forms, the following items also need to be provided:

• A photocopied proof of address (e.g. utility bill or driving licence)

• Copy of the child's birth certificate

• Photographic proof of the parent or carer's identity (e.g. driving licence or passport)

Parents and carers are able to make an application for their child to attend a school that is not their catchment school. They must still apply to their catchment school in addition to sending a PC-OCAPS request form to the Education Office. Further information on how to make an Out of Catchment request is available at www.gov.gg/schooladmissions.

It is expected that parents/carers will be informed by the Education Office of their child's allocated Primary school by the end of the Spring Term (3rd April 2020).

Anyone with any questions about registering their child can contact school admissions on 733000 during office hours (8.30am to 5pm) or email schooladmissions@gov.gg.

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