Er..sorry..looking at all the discussions going here, I am trembling and trying to type this...Am I missing something??
Is the online submission last date for Birmingham LEA today?? I thought it is last day of october?
That's right. See here
The page is badly written. You are advised to return the paper form by 1Oct, so that you have time to receive an acknowledgement and chase it if you don't get it. The online deadline is 31Oct. The text on the webpage "You are strongly advised to apply online or to have returned your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form by this date." is spectacularly ambiguous. It is presumably intended to convey "You are strongly advised to apply online, but if you are using the paper form, you are strongly advised to have done so by 1Oct".