New to Blackpool or returning to school from elective home education?
If you have moved to reside within the Blackpool area, or already reside here and your children are electively home educated; to apply for a school place, then you must complete Blackpool Council's In Year application form. Please click on the link below.
Please read the guidance notes on the form carefully before completing.
If you would prefer a paper application, we can post to you. To request, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01253 476446 or 01253 476637.
Transfers between Blackpool School and Academies
If you have a child who is already on roll in a Blackpool school or academy, then you must obtain a blackpool council transfer form to apply for another school place in Blackpool. The completed form once signed by the Headteacher of the current school should be returned by the parent to the school admissions team, children's services, po box 4, FY1 1NA
If your child attends a Blackpool secondary school and you are thinking of transferring him or her to another Blackpool secondary school, you should make an appointment with their current school to discuss your reasons for wanting a move.
The in-year application form is only available from the child's current school. The completed form and all relevant information provided by the school must be returned by the parent to the school admissions team.
If your child attends a Blackpool primary school and you wish to transfer him or her to another Blackpool primary school, you must complete the primary in-year application form.
A copy of the form can be obtained from the current primary school, or the school admissions team by email email@example.com or ring 01253 476637.
Local agreements for in-year admissions
First day of term protocol for Blackpool school transfers
Blackpool schools and academies use a first day of term protocol. If you apply for your child to transfer to another Blackpool school and a place can be offered , a start date will be given for the beginning of the next term. Own admission authorities may agree earlier start dates and/or there are exceptional reasons for an earlier transfer.
Please see the links below for full information:
First day of term protocol
Returning to school from elective home education
For children withdrawn from school for elective home education, an application can only be made for the school they left if the application is made within two terms of the deregistration.