APPLICATIONS for school places in Portsmouth open tomorrow.
Parents and carers are urged to get bids for their preferred schools for youngsters early to avoid disappointment.
Children born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 will start school in September next year, so will need a place.
Any child in Year 2 of an infant school will need a place to move up to juniors in September 2015.
Applications close on January 15.
A city council spokesman said: ‘Apply online at portsmouth.gov.uk/ schooladmissions – it’s quick and easy you can log in and change it at any time before midnight on the closing date and you will receive an email notification of the outcome on allocation day next year.
‘Alternatively call (023) 9268 8008 to request a form.
‘Late application will affect your chance of getting a place at your preferred school so don’t delay.’