Admission policies

School admissions policy consultation 2018/19

The annual consultation on admission arrangements for 2018/19 has now closed and admission policies for Blackpool schools have been determined.

Blackpool Council's Children Services' Admission Policy for admission to Community, Voluntary Controlled Schools and Academies has been reviewed and duly determined.

The Blackpool Council Admission Policy for 2018/19 was determined on 28th February 2017.

Objections to the determined admission arrangements can be made and referred to the Schools Adjudicator up to the 15th May 2017. 

The contact details of the Schools Adjudicator are:

Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG

Tel 01325 735503, email:


The determined admissions arrangements are published below. 

 School Admissions Policy 2018

Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements 2018

Academies and free schools

These schools are their own admission authorities and set their own admission policies.  The Council also included in the consultation the admission policies for Blackpool Voluntary Aided Schools, where changes to the admission arrangements were proposed. 

The consultation period has now finished and the determined policies are published below.

Highfield Leadership Academy determined policy 2018

St George's (Diocese) Admissions Arrangements 2018

St Mary's Catholic Academy Admissions Policy 2018

St Kentigerns Catholic Primary School 2018 Admission policy

St Teresas Catholic Primary School 2018 Admissions Policy

Armfield Academy

The former Arnold site is to be developed as a 2-16 ‘through-school’ by the Fylde Coast Academy Trust in partnership with the Education Funding Agency.  The new academy is set to open in September 2018, admitting 60 pupils into Reception and 160 students into Year 7.  The admissions arrangements have been determined and can be accessed through the link below.

Final admission arrangements - Armfield Academy [PDF 230KB]

Admission policies 2017/18 


Blackpool Council's Admission Arrangements 2017/18

Blackpool Council's Coordinated Admissions Scheme 2017/18


Admissions policies are in line with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code.

School Admissions Code 2014