Parents are being urged to choose the schools they would prefer their children to attend in September before the cut-off point this weekend.
The national deadline for parents - including those in Middlesbrough - to return their Primary School Preference forms is Saturday, January 15.
More than 2,000 preference information packs were originally sent out in November to nursery age pupils born between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 living in Middlesbrough, but 270 remain outstanding despite recent reminders being sent out by the School Admissions Service.
If preference forms are returned after the closing date, they will not be considered until all the ‘on-time' applications have been processed.
Where preference forms are not returned at all, children will be allocated places by the Council at a school with places remaining after all the other applications have been processed.
The application process can be carried out online - to complete a form visit the school admissions section. For any assistance with the application process, contact the School Admissions Team on 01642 729544 / 01642 201889 / 01642 201891 / 01642 201890