More parents applying online

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Techno-savvy parents are being praised for embracing technology by completing their secondary school applications online.

This year, 99.4 per cent of parents made their secondary application online.

This is up from 98.5 per cent last year.

Only 41 parents completed a paper form.

Councillor Jim Coyle, deputy cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It’s a very impressive figure and we are grateful to parents for using the online application system.

“The system is easy for parents to use and simpler for staff to process.”

The county council is currently accepting applications for primary school admissions.

Parents are urged to complete their applications online by logging on to