Parents of children starting primary education next year are reminded to get applying for a school place.
Applications need to be made for all children, even if they already have an older brother or sister at their preferred school.
Parents are also advised to include at least one local school in preferences.
Paul Bainbridge, Lancashire County Council’s Head of School Admissions, said: “If a family already has a child at a school it’s easy to overlook the obvious – that they must apply for a place for their younger child.
“And if they have twins, they’ll need to fill in two application forms.
“We know how important it is to parents to get the right school for their child, so we’re encouraging them to apply on time to give themselves the best chance.”
The deadline is Thursday, January 15 with online applications recommended as the quickest way, 95 per cent of parents using this method last year.
For more information, go to lancashire.gov.uk and click on ‘school admissions’.
Parents can also call 01524 581 148, north, 01254 220 718, east, or 01772 532 190, south.