Apply for a primary school place

Admission to a primary school September 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, he/she should start school in September 2018.

Find out more details about the admission criteria and process in the following document:

2018 primary school admissions brochure [PDF 1.82MB]

The closing date for primary applications was 15 January 2018.  If you have missed the deadline you should complete a paper application which is available from Blackpool school admissions, telephone 01253 476637.



Children can start reception year at primary school from the September after their fourth birthday. However, by law children don't have to start school until the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.   These are the dates that children would usually start school and when to apply for a school place:

Usual starting dates
Child born betweenStarts primary schoolApply between
1 September 2013 - 31 August 2014 September 2018 September 2017 - January 2018
1 September 2014 - 31 August  2015 September 2019 September2018 - January2019
1 September 2015 - 31 August  2016 September 2020 September 2019 - January 2020
1 September 2016 - 31 August  2017 September 2021 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 Blackpool

Application for a Blackpool school place for summer born children


School admissions team

PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA
Telephone 01253 476637/01253 476474