Deadline to apply for Sunderland school places extended after council IT system failure

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The deadline for online applications for secondary school places is being extended for a week following a power unit failure that disrupted Sunderland City Council computing facilities last week.

Parents of youngsters on Wearside will now have until Sunday, November 6, to apply online for a secondary school place for their child.

People can apply by visiting to complete their application.

Parents can express up to three preferences for secondary schools and will get to find out on March 1 next year if their application has been successful.