Parents in South Tyneside who are yet to apply for a primary school place are being reminded that the deadline to submit their application is looming.
The deadline for applications for a primary, infant or junior school place for September 2020 is 4.30pm on Wednesday 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.
"Now that the seasonal festivities are over, this quiet time is the perfect time to sort out the important tasks that may have been overlooked in the run-up to Christmas.
"I would encourage parents and carers to fill in the admissions form online before the deadline. Failure to do so could seriously jeopardise the chances of securing a place for their child at their preferred school."