PARENTS have been reminded to apply for their children's secondary school places in Lancashire before Wednesday, October 31.

The online application is available from the Lancashire County Council's website until 11.59 on Hallowe'en.

A county council spokesman said: "It is important to remember that parents need to submit an application form for all children starting school, especially if the child has an older brother or sister at the school concerned."

The closing date for children starting primary school is January 15, 2019. For more information, go to