THE closing date for Chorley primary school place applications is Wednesday, January 15.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, via the county council's website – last year, 85 per cent of parents used this method.

Staff at the county council are keen to remind parents 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.

For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk , and search for ‘school admissions’. Or call 01254 220718.