Applications should be sent in by 11:59pm, Monday 15Â January â?? although it's best to apply as soon as possible.
Parents and carers of children who were born between 1Â SeptemberÂ 2013 and 31Â AugustÂ 2014 must apply for a reception school place for SeptemberÂ 2018.
Portfolio Holder for Education, Cllr James Halden said: "Last year we successfully placedÂ 94% of children in their first choice primary school with a further 4%Â securing their second choice. When the deadline is missed the application is classed as late, which jeopardises a child's chance of attending their preferred school."
For more information and to apply online, go to thurrock.gov.uk/admissions