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

The deadline for primary reception and junior school Year 3 places across Wiltshire is Tuesday, January 15.

The application process needs to be made for any child born between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.

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, which will outline how to appeal any decisions and how to place a child’s name on a school waiting list. Those who applied online can log in to check whether their application has been successful.

To apply online go to wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-admissions-applying