TIME is running out to apply for parents to apply for school places for their children for September.

The deadline for primary reception and junior school year three places in Wiltshire is January 15. The application process needs to be made for any child born between the start of September 2014 and August 31 the following year.

A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “Parents should ensure they put in their application for their child’s primary school place by 15 January 2019 to be in with the best possible chance of securing a place at one of their preferred schools.”

Applications can be completed online through the Wiltshire Council website or using paper copies. Outcome letters will then be sent to parents on April 16, outlining how to appeal any decisions and how to place a childs name on a school waiting list. Those who apply online can log in to check what school their child will attend.