Apply for a primary school place

Applications for Reception Places September 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 you need to apply for their Reception place to start in September 2019.

Do you live within the boundary of Blackpool?

Yes - You must apply to Blackpool Council, no matter which primary schools you are interested in, whether located in Blackpool or in another local authority area (for example, Poulton, Thornton Cleveleys or Lytham St Annes).

No - If you do not live in Blackpool (if you pay your council tax to Wyre or Fylde), then you must apply to Lancashire County Council


The information booklet will assist you in your application.

Primary Admissions Booklet 2019

If you would prefer a paper application form, this will need to be printed, completed and returned by 15 January 2019.

Primary Application Form 2019

Important information

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. 

You can find the criteria that is used for allocating places in reception classes in the guide for parents booklet or on the school/academy's website.


Usual starting dates
Child born betweenStarts primary schoolApply between
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 2 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