THE application process for primary school places will open later this month.

Parents of children starting school in September 2020 can go online an apply from September 23 at

Applications need to be in by January 15.

Parents will find out which school their child has been offered on April 16 with emails being sent from 7am that morning.

Applications are now already open for children starting secondary school in September 2020 with the deadline being the end of October.

Parents and carers using the online system will be able to save their progress, make changes to their application a

Those unhappy with the choice of school offered can appeal the decision.

This year, figures show that 96.54 per cent of children were allocated a place at one of the three schools applied for, with the majority receiving their first place.

The local authority received 3,672 applications for children starting primary school.