The deadline for applying for primary school places in Thurrock is fast approaching.
Applications should be sent in by 11:59pm, Monday 15 January – although it's best to apply as soon as possible.
Parents and carers of children who were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply for a reception school place for September 2018.
Portfolio Holder for Education, Cllr James Halden said: "Last year we successfully placed 94% of children in their first choice primary school with a further 4% securing their second choice. When the deadline is missed the application is classed as late, which jeopardises a child's chance of attending their preferred school."
For more information and to apply online, go to thurrock.gov.uk/admissions