If your child is due to start school in September 2024, you will need to apply for a place for them in school online.

Click here to be taken to the Lancashire County Council admission page https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/starting-primary-school/

The deadline to apply for a school place for September 2024 is;

  • 15th January 2024 for Primary Schools
  • 31st October 2023 for Secondary Schools

There will be a number of opportunities for you to visit our school and meet our team in the Autumn Term. If you are unable to attend one of these, please contact the office to book an alternative appointment.

In-Year Admissions

These are admissions that take place outside the normal admission rounds (E.g. Reception and Year 7)

If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child to our school, an application should be submitted to our school directly and your child will be admitted where there are available places.

If you would like your application to be considered under our faith criteria, in addition to the In-Year Admissions form, please also complete a church reference form. Copies of both forms are available at the bottom of this page or from the school office if you require a hard copy.

If you have any questions in relation to In-Year admissions, please contact us either by email to m.gaston@st-barts.lancs.sch.uk or by phone on 01254 884534

If you submit an application to us for an In-Year admission, we will acknowledge receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days.

If there are currently no places available at that time, your child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right of appeal. Please see below for information on Appeals.

Please note, being placed on the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school. If your child is on our waiting list and currently not in education, you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.

Further information on how to apply for a local school can be found on Lancashire County Council’s website via the following link;



The school’s admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:


Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of your appeal application and inform you of the arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, i.e. the family and the school.

Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.


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