PARENTS who have not yet applied for a primary school place in North Yorkshire or Lancashire for their child for September 2024 have until Monday, January 15 to make their application.

Making an online application via its website is the quickest and easiest way to apply for a place, says Lancashire County Council.

The online system will remain open until 11:59pm on Monday, January 15 for all those applying for a primary school place.

All applications received up to the closing date are given equal priority for school places. A late application may reduce parents' chances of getting a place at a preferred school.

It is important that all preferences are included in the application as only adding the first-choice school will limit your selection if that school is not available.

Primary school offers will be made on 16th April 2024.

For more information go to Parents can also call 0300 123 6707 to find out more, and for support.

In North Yorkshire, the closing date for online and paper applications is also January 15; it is also the closing date for providing evidence of exceptional social or medical reasons. To find out more, go to: admissions.