Apply for a secondary school place

Applying for a Year 7 place for September 2019

If your child is just starting their final year at primary school, then you need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2019. 

The deadline is 31 October 2018

If you do not submit an application by this date, you reduce your chances of being offered one of your preferred schools.

Do you live within the boundary of Blackpool?

Yes- You must apply to Blackpool Council, no matter which secondary schools you are interested in, whether located in Blackpool or in another area.

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.

This information booklet will assist you in your application.

Secondary booklet 2019

If you would prefer a paper application form, this will need to be printed, completed and returned by 31 October 2018.

Secondary Application 2019

Secondary school open days/evenings

It is recommended that you attend school open evenings. You will be able to have a look around the school and meet school staff and pupils.

Open days/evenings

Unity Academy Blackpool

Saturday 6 October 2018

Armfield Academy

Monday 15 October 2018

The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

South Shore Academy

Thursday 11 October 2018

St George’s School, A Church of England Academy

Thursday 27 September 2018

St Mary’s Catholic Academy

Monday 1 October 2018

Montgomery High School

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Blackpool Aspire Academy

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Highfield Leadership Academy

Thursday 13 September 2018



Application dates
Child born betweenStarts secondary schoolApply between
1 September 2006 - 31 Aug 2007 September 2018 September 2017 - October 2017
1 September 2007 - 31 Aug 2008 September 2019 September 2018 - October 2018
1 September 2008 - 31 Aug 2009 September 2020 September 2019 - October 2019
1 September 2009 - 31 Aug 2010 September 2021 September 2020 - October 2020


School admissions team

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