September 2024

Children are not legally required to start school until the term following their fifth birthday. In Lancashire, however, all children who have their 5th birthday between 1 September 2024 and 31 August 2025 may start school in September 2024 if their parents / carers wish it.

Applications for primary & secondary school places for 2024 will open on Friday 1st September 2023.  Please click this link for more information  

The closing dates for Primary applications for September 2024 is 15th January 2024 @ 11-59 pm.

The Closing date for Secondary applications for September 2024 is 31 October 2023 @ 11:59pm

Secondary offers confirmed on 1st March 2024 electronically.

Primary offers confirmed 16 April 2024 electronically


For September 2024 offers will be confirmed online only for all those who apply on Lancashire's online system (this was around 95% of applicants the previous year). For those who do not receive a first preference offer, links to reserve list and appeal forms will be available.

Lancashire's online system will go live on the morning when places are released (16th April 2024) and will allow online applicants to view their school offer. Please be patient as around 13,000 applicants may be trying to access information.



Please return the supplementary form to the school of your choice (if applicable) & ensure you apply online too.

On our OUR OPEN EVENING we invite prospective parents to come & have a look around school once our children have left for the day.  This will be held on Wednesday 1st November at 6:30 pm.  There is no need to book an appointment; just come along at 6:30 pm to hear our headteacher talk & our senior leaders too.  We look forward to meeting you.



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