IF you have a child who will be four years old between September 1 2012, and August 31 2013, then you must apply for a primary school place by January 15 2013.

Late applicants to the statutory deadline may be disadvantaged in receiving an offer for one of their preferred primary schools.

You are encouraged to apply on line at www.lancashire.gov.uk/ e-admissions.

All parents are strongly encouraged to use all three primary school preferences on their application.