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April 1, 2021 11:25 am

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Pupils of preschool groups will be enrolled in the first grade of the same school by transfer at the request of their parents, the rest will be able to apply electronically.

Registration of electronic applications for admission to the first grades of Moscow schools began on April 1 and will continue until September 5.

Applications for enrollment in first grade can be submitted to anytime and anywhere with internet access. To do this, you need to open the catalog of services, go to the “Education” section and select the service “Enrollment of a child in first grade”… Told about it Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

“This year, enrollment in first grade in Moscow schools will start not in December, as it was before, but in April. Applications for admission to the school can be submitted very conveniently and simply electronically through Parents can apply to three schools, but one of them must be the school of their residence. Previously, the city had several thousand small schools with modest budgets and opportunities, but now they have been replaced by several hundred large schools with qualitatively new resources for development, which to the maximum meet the needs of families for affordable and high-quality education close to home, “she said. …

Parents or legal representatives of children who on September 1 will be at least six years six months old and no more than eight years old can register an electronic application. Each school is assigned to a specific neighborhood in Moscow. When applying on you can specify one, two or three schools: one of them must be a school of territorial attachment, the other two are optional. If the child lives in the territory assigned to the school, his enrollment in the first grade of that school is guaranteed. You can choose a school in another area, in this case, admission to the first grades will be subject to availability. Children whose brothers and / or sisters attend this school also have a priority right to enrollment.

Pupils of preschool groups are enrolled in the first grades of the same school by simple transfer at the written request of a parent or legal representative addressed to the director; there is no need to submit an electronic application.

In the 2020/2021 academic year, 114.7 thousand first-graders were admitted to schools. 58.5 percent of mums and dads chose the same school where their children were in the preschool group.

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