Applications for places are dealt with by Lancashire County Council. It is their policy to handle all questions and issues arising; schools remain neutral in this process.
We have one intake each year, at the start of the Autumn Term. Reception pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Prospective parents are most welcome to make an appointment to look around our school or to visit on an Open Day.
Parents are usually asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school. Places are allocated in the late Spring / early Summer Term – we have a maximum intake of 30 children. Following this stage, some parents choose to appeal if their choices have not been met.
Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to an Open Evening with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have. This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. Soon after, children are invited to visit the Reception class for short visits. Reception class staff will also visit each child at their home/nursery setting during the summer term.
Entry into Years 1 – Years 6
Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. Parents are asked to complete an “In Year Admission to Lancashire Schools” form and all applications for places are dealt with by Lancashire County Council.