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Primary school offers for September 2014

Find out how to view your offer online from 6pm on 16 April 2014. The official offer letters of primary school places will be issued by second class post on 16 April 2014.

The online admissions system has closed now for children starting primary school in September 2014.

If you've missed this deadline please fill in the late application form as soon as possible. But, as we'll have received these late, we'll only be able to deal with them after applications we've received on time. This could mean that you have less chance of a place being available at one of your preferred schools.

How to apply

There are four easy steps that you need to follow to apply for a primary school place for Lancashire residents. 

Step one:

Choose your preferred three primary schools.

Before you apply, research the schools in your area.  You could attend school open days / evenings, read the school's most recent Ofsted reports  or check school league tables.

Think carefully about the preferences you choose. If you need advice, speak to the Area Pupil Access Team at your local Area Education Office.

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions

Step two:

Read the supporting documents relevant to your area as they include specific details about the admission criteria for each school. This information should be read along with 'Information for Parents 2014/15'.

Step three:

Fill in the late application form

To apply for a school place you will need to have the following handy:

  • Your name, address, telephone number and a valid email address
  • The forename, surname and date of birth of the child
  • The child's NHS (National Health Service) number, available from their medical card
  • The child's current nursery (if relevant)
  • The name of the district council that the child lives in
  • The child's permanent address (if different from the parent/guardian applying)
  • The names of your preferred three primary schools
  • Details of brothers or sisters that are attending one or more of the schools you are applying to
  • If the child receives care, you need the name of the Local Care Authority that is responsible for this care

Some schools, such as Voluntary Aided (Church), Foundation Primary Schools and Academies may require you to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) which is returned to the school. If you are unsure, please contact the school directly. You can download the SIFs from the downloads page

Step four:

Your application must be submitted as soon as possible. Please forward any Supplementary Information Forms (for Faith Schools) direct to the relevant school.

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