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 2023 and 31 August 2024 may start school in September 2023 if their parents / carers wish it.
Applications for primary & secondary school places for 2023 opened on Thursday 1st September 2022. Please click this link for more information www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools
The closing dates for Primary applications for September 2023 is 15th January 2023 @ 11-59 pm.
The Closing date for Secondary applications for September 2023 is 31 October 2022 @ 11:59pm
Secondary offers confirmed on 1st March 2023 electronically.
Primary offers confirmed in April 2023 electronically
CONFIRMATION OF PRIMARY OFFERS
For September 2023 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 (17th April 2023) 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 Open Afternoon & 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 Thursday 20th October). There is no need to book an appointment; just come along at either 2:00 pm or 6:30 pm. We look forward to meeting you.
Supplementary Form for Reception Class 2023
Please complete & send into St. Bernard's School by 15 January 2023 so governors can rank according to our policy.