The government is planning to open the online registration system for all primary schools and state schools next week, a move aimed at making it easier for people to register their children’s education online.
The new registration system is set to open on Monday and will allow parents and guardians to sign up for the system from a number of places including school registration websites and online portals.
The move follows the launch of a pilot project earlier this month by the Department for Education (DfE) which opened registration for online schools in the country from September.
It is a “first step” to make the system available nationwide, which is likely to take a year, the Department said in a statement on Thursday.
“With online schools offering more than 50 million learners in the United Kingdom, it is essential that schools can offer an inclusive environment for all children,” said Minister for Education and Skills Richard Benyon.
The Department has also launched a pilot scheme in the Republic of Ireland to allow parents to sign-up online for their childrens education from an online portal.