PARENTS and students are urged to apply online for their Ealing secondary school places before the October 31 deadline for a greater chance of being offered a preferred choice.

Those that applied before the deadline last year were all given a place, with 84% gaining a place in their top three choices.

There will be an admissions fair at the town hall on September 28, 10am-7pm, to help parents with the application form and for advice on choosing the correct school.

To apply online, visit: