PARENTS with children in Droitwich who have recently turned three years old are being invited to let Worcestershire County Council know if they want their child to start school next September.

Children born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 need to apply for school places starting in September 2015.

The application process will be open until January 15, 2015, and children cannot take up school places unless the county council has been informed and the application process to start school has been completed successfully.

Councillor Liz Eyre, cabinet member with responsibility for children and families, said: "It really is important to apply for your child's school place as soon as possible. School places are limited and allocated using a strict criteria - to avoid disappointment I would suggest starting the process sooner rather than later."

Parents can register for school places online at or contact the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 822700. They will then be sent a hard copy of their application.