Parents in South Tyneside who are yet to apply for a primary school place have only one more week to submit their application.
The deadline for applications for a primary, infant or junior school place for September 2019 is 4.30pm on Tuesday 15 January.
The easiest way to apply for a school place is online by visiting www.southtyneside.gov.uk/schooladmissions
Councillor Moira Smith, Lead Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: "I hope everyone enjoyed some quality family time over the Christmas period.
"With the festivities over, this quiet time is a good opportunity to sort out the important tasks that may have been overlooked in the run-up to Christmas.
"I would urge parents and carers to fill in the form online before the deadline. Failure to meet this deadline could seriously jeopardise the chances of securing a place for their child at their preferred school."