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Apply for a primary school place

Primary school places for September 2021

If your child's 4th birthday falls between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, you need to apply for a primary school reception place, to start in September 2021. 

You must apply using the link below if you live in Blackpool ( if you pay your council tax to Blackpool or receive housing benefit from Blackpool Council ).

Application will close 15 January 2021.

Paper applications

If you would prefere to apply using a paper application form, email schoolaccess@blackpool.gov.uk or ring 01253 476637

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 2016 - 31 August  2017 September 2021 September 2020 - January 2021
1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018 September 2022 September 2021 - January 2022

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 [PDF 55KB] 

If you wish to apply for a full year's deferment with a reception start, please complete the application below. You must also complete the main application for primary school.

Complete a summer born application

Contact

School admissions team

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