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Apply for a primary school place

Primary school places for September 2022

If your child's 4th birthday falls between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022, you need to apply for a primary school reception place, to start in September 2022. 

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 2022.

Paper applications

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

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. A link to the guide is in the additional information section on this page.  A paper copy can be obtained from the school admissions team.

Usual starting dates
Child born betweenStarts primary schoolApply between
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

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