Secondary school places for September 2020

If your child is just about to start Year 6 at primary school, you will need to apply for a place at a secondary school.

If you live in Blackpool (so if you pay your council tax to Blackpool or receive housing benefit from Blackpool Council) you should apply to Blackpool Council.

If you pay your council tax to Wyre or Fylde, then you need to apply to Lancashire County 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 was 31 October 2019 so the online system is no longer available.  If you have not yet applied, you will need to complete a paper application form which is available from Blackpool School Admissions, telephone 01253 476637.

You can check the table below to see when to apply based on your child's date of birth:

Application dates
Child born betweenStarts secondary schoolApply between
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