Primary school places for September 2020

If your child's 4th birthday falls between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you need to apply for a primary school reception place for September 2020.  You must apply through the link below if you live in Blackpool (so if you pay your council tax to Blackpool or receive housing benefit from Blackpool Council).

The closing date for primary school admissions was 15 January 2020. 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.

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. 

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

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 application for Primary School 2020 via the link above.

Summer born application


School admissions team

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