Deadline for school places

THE deadline is approaching for parents of year six pupils in the Ilkeston area to secure their child a place at local secondary schools next September.

Applying can be done online at Derbyshire County Council’s website,

Alternatively, ring 08456 058058 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays.

Contact centre staff will complete the form over the telephone in about 15 minutes.

The deadline for applications is 12midnight on Monday, October 31 October.