PARENTS have been reminded that the closing date for online primary school place applications is Friday January 15.

Lancashire County Council is urging them that the quickest and easiest way to apply is online via the authority's website.

Last year 95 per cent of parents used this method.

Officials have also reminded parents that they need to submit an application form for all children starting school, even if the child already has an older brother or sister at their preferred school.

Parents can also call 0300 123 6707 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Parents whose children attend Lancashire primary schools or academies, but live in another local authority area, should apply via the local authority where they live.