Reception Admissions

Children start in the reception class at the beginning of the school year in which they turn five. The school year runs from September 1st to August 31st. An admissions booklet with an accompanying form is available, from the school office, during the autumn term. The completed form needs to be returned to school or completed online during the autumn term before the children start in the reception class the following September. Formal notification of a place and induction meeting will be sent in the spring term.  Our admission number is 50.

Deadline : 15 January 2024 for primary schools

If you require any help with completing these forms, then please contact Rachel or Emma from our Outreach team.  


Admissions Criteria (rules) for who is given priority for places in Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools

This is a community school. Please see the full admission details on our website - admissions criteria for community and voluntary controlled primary schools.


To apply for a place at this school, please apply online.

A) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after, then

B) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after - those legally adopted from overseas , then

Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned, then

Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start, then

Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those living nearest to the preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority.

Tie breaker

The distance criterion will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria; it is a straight line (radial) measure. 

If the Local Authority is unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg. Siblings, those living the same distance from home to school, or families residing in the same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.

The distance measure is a straight line measurement (radial) between the applicant’s home address points  and the address point of the school (co-ordinates provided by ordnance survey data).


The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council if the we are not able to offer a school place.

The appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:

Admissions Criteria

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