Apply for a primary school place

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

To assist you with applying for a school place, please read the guide for parents - Admission to Blackpool Primary Schools 2018.

2018 primary school admissions brochure [PDF 1.82MB]

This provides you with essential information on the process of applying for a school/academy, and the criteria that is used to allocate places.  You need to apply for a place at a primary school, even if your child attends a nursery that is attached to the school.


The online admissions for the primary school year starting September 2018 opened on the 5 September 2017.

The closing date for primary applications is the 15 January 2018.  If you miss the deadline you should complete a paper application which is available from the Blackpool Council School Admissions Team, telephone 01253 476637.  An application submitted after the closing date will be classed as late.

Guidance and information

Voluntary aided (church) school/academy

You may be required to complete a supplementary information form and/or provide a copy of your child's baptismal certificate.  Please contact the school/academy directly to find out about their admission criteria.

Moving house

If you move house once you have submitted your application, you will need to provide proof of your new address to the Blackpool School Admissions Team as soon as possible.

Applying for an independent or special school

If you are applying for an independent (fee paying) school, you must apply directly to the school.  If your child needs to access a place at a special school, this will be arranged by the SEN Team.

Closing date, national offer date and late applications

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018

You must submit your online or paper application by this date. Applications received after this date will be treated as a late application and the chances of securing a place at your preferred school are reduced.

The national offer date for primary school applications is the 16 April 2018.

If you applied online, you can access your account for confirmation of your offered school.  If you applied on a paper application form, a letter will be posted to you on this date.


School admissions team

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