Parents across Carmarthenshire are being reminded that they need to apply online for their child’s school place.
Pupils due to start in secondary school next September 2019 need to apply for their place by 21 December 2018.
There is no automatic transfer, applications must be made to the county council by the deadline, and parents will be informed of the outcome on 1st March 2019.
For children due to start in nursery or primary school the deadline for applications is 31 January 2019.
If a child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, they could start full time school in September 2019, or January/April 2020.
Children who were born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, could start school part time in January, April or September 2020.
Parents must apply online for nursery or primary places, they will be informed of the outcome of the primary application on 16th April 2019, and nursery applications in October 2019.
Applications can be made at www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/schooladmissions
Applications can also be made on a phone or tablet, or for those without internet access they can contact their local school who will be happy to assist, or visit their local library to use the computers available there.
Education executive board member Cllr Glynog Davies said: “Although parental choice will always be a consideration, no child can be guaranteed a place at the school of their choice. However it is essential that applications are made before the closing date in order for their wishes to be considered. Applications are now made online for secondary, primary and nursery school places. I would urge parents to get their application forms in by the deadline in order to ensure their wishes are considered when school places are allocated.”