Parents of children born between September 1, 2007, and August 31, 2008, need to apply now for their child’s infant or primary school place.
They can apply online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions from this week.
Applying online, said a Derbyshire County Council spokesman, which allows parents to make changes to their application up to the closing date. They also receive e-mail confirmation that their application has been received.
People without access to a computer can call 08456 058 058 from November 21 for staff to take their application details.
Or they can still choose to complete a paper form which they can get by emailing email@example.com or ring 01629 537499.