Lancashire County Council is reminding parents that school applications need to be in by the end of this month.
The deadline for secondary school applications is October 31.
Staff at Lancashire County Council are keen to remind parents that all children starting school need to submit an application form, even if the child has an older brother or sister at the school concerned.
Paul Bainbridge, Lancashire County Council’s head of school admissions, said: “If a family already has a child at a school, it’s easy to overlook the obvious – that they must apply for a place for their younger child.
“We know how important it is to parents to get the right school for their child, so we’re encouraging them to apply on time to give themselves the best chance.
“The easiest way to apply is online, and more and more parents are using this method.”
See www.lancashire.gov.uk , and search for ‘school admissions’ or call the council on 01524 581148 (north), 01254 220718 (east) or 01772 532190 (south).