Enough extra applications for primary school places were received to fill a whole new school this year.

More than 13,600 applications for places were submitted by last week's closing date, compared with about 13,140 a year ago, early analysis of admissions figures revealed.

This came after a record number of applications were submitted for Surrey secondary school places in September.

Since 2012, more than 8,500 school places were created but there is a £215m funding gap for the 13,000 places needed in the next five years.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council cabinet member for schools and learning, said: "These figures show the continued strain being put on education in a Surrey at a time when many of our schools are already full to bursting.

"We need to find 13,000 extra places in our primaries and secondaries in the next five years to meet unprecedented demand but without adequate funding we’ll no longer be able to guarantee every pupil will get one."