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Applying for a Reception Place

Applications are now open to apply for primary school places. The deadline for applications to primary schools is 15th January 2024.


All applications will be considered at the same time and after the closing date. 

School places are announced for primary schools on 16 April 2024. If this date falls on a weekend, confirmations are sent the next working day.


If you applied online, Lancashire County Council will email primary school offers in batches on the morning of 16 April 2024.

1. Important dates (Information from LCC Admissions)

The arrangements for the admission of pupils to primary schools in September 2024 will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable.


Friday 1 September 2023 - Apply from this date

Monday 15 January 2024 - National closing date for primary applications (statutory).

During this period all applications are processed and all preferences are considered against the published admissions policy. Where there are more applications than places available, decisions are made as to which children should be offered the available places. We will liaise and exchange information with all other admission authorities including neighbouring local authorities. The allocation and offer of a primary school place is finalised.

16 April 2024 - Offers issued to parents*

(The national offer date is 16 April 2023, if this date falls on a weekend or a bank holiday, offers are sent the next working day.)


* If you are not happy with an initial offer, the appeals period starts from your receipt of the offer. Appeal information will be issued later as this allows some time for reserve lists to operate.

**Appeals which we receive after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where possible. We cannot guarantee this however, and late appeals may have to be heard after the agreed date at a second round of hearings. The schedule is subject to change depending upon the availability of appeal panel members, clerks, venue, etc.

Applying for a place for September 2024


If your child is aged four between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024, you can apply for a school place for the year 2024 -2025. Application is via Lancashire County Council's on-line system and will open on 1 September 2023. The system is available by clicking on the following link


The on-line system is quick and easy to use and offers an e-mail receipt for your submitted application. Please ensure that you hit the "submit" button when you are ready to send in your completed on-line application. You must apply even if you already have siblings at our school.


If you haven’t done so you already, you will also need to complete and return to our school (Contact details) a Supplementary Information Form (see link below) and a copy of your child's Baptism certificate. Your child must be baptised prior to application. Due to the government lockdown, some children may not have been baptised so please take prompt action if baptism has not already taken place.


The closing date for admissions is 15th January 2024.


Details on how our school's Admission Committee award places, based on a defined set of selection criteria, are available by viewing our school’s Admission Policy and Arrangements for 2024– 2025.

Applying for a place when your child is in attendance at another primary school.

Select the following to go to the In-year Admissions page.