Parents are being asked to get in their applications for infant and primary school places in Portsmouth as soon as possible.
Applications opened this week and parents have until January 15 to apply.
Apply online at portsmouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions 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 chances of getting a preferred place.