PARENTS with children due to start primary school in September this year have a few days left to apply for a place.

The deadline for applications to South Gloucestershire schools is Wednesday, January 15 in line with national timescales.

Parents with children born between September 1 2009 and August 31 2010 should apply for places at infant or primary school to start from September 2014.

Online applications can be made at or by calling 01454 868008.

South Gloucestershire Council said applications submitted after the closing date be treated as late and will be considered only after all on-time applicants have been considered. This may mean that late applicants are disadvantaged in gaining a place at their preferred school.

Residents of other areas should apply directly to their local authority.