Primary school places for September 2020
If your child's 4th birthday falls between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you need to apply for a primary school reception place for September 2020. You must apply through the link below if you live in Blackpool (so if you pay your council tax to Blackpool or receive housing benefit from Blackpool Council).
Before you complete your application, you should read the parent's information booklet, which contains the admissions criteria and details about the application process.
The closing date is 15 January 2020 so the online system will only be available until then.
Primary 2020 parent's information booklet [PDF 1.68MB]
Children who attend a nursery that is attached to a school or academy do not automatically move into reception.
Attendance at a nursery is not taken into consideration when places in the reception classes are being allocating.
Usual starting dates
|Child born between||Starts primary school||Apply between|
|1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015
||September2018 - January2019
|1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016
||September 2019 - January 2020
|1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017
||September 2020 - January 2021
Summer-born deferring or delaying school entry
Please read the information about summer born children if you are considering requesting a deferment.
Summer born guidance 2 Blackpool
If you wish to apply for a full year's deferment with a Reception start, please complete the application below. You must also complete the application for Primary School 2020 via the link above.
Summer born application