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Apply for a primary school place

Primary school places for September 2023

The closing date for primary applications was the 15th January 2023.  You cannot apply online as a late applicant.

Paper applications forms - late applications

You can still apply for a primary 2023 school place by using a paper application form, please contact us by email or telephone 01253 476637. The application is classed as late.

Important information

If you have a child already attending your preferred school, you still must complete an application form for the child starting reception in2023

Children who attend a nursery that is attached to a school or academy do not automatically move into reception, you must complete an application form for your child. 

Attendance at a nursery is  not  taken into consideration when places in the reception classes are being allocated. 

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 2018 - 31 August 2019 September 2023 1 September 2022 - 15 January 2023

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


School admissions team

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