PARENTS reminded to apply for school places early next year.

Those parents with children turning five between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 can apply for a reception school place via Pembrokeshire County Council.

The places are allocated by the council's admissions office and not individual schools. All applications must be made to the admissions officer by January 31, 2018.

Applications received after the closing date will be considered late and this may have a bearing on whether the child gets a place at the preferred primary school. School places are not automatically allocated, even if the child has older siblings at the school or lives in the catchment area.

The County Council’s admissions office will let parents know the outcome of their application in April next year.

Use the online application form at

If you have a query, contact Pembrokeshire County Council’s admissions officer on 01437 764551 or