Admission Arrangements

We are a community school, therefore our Local Authority, Lancashire County Council decides the school's admission arrangements

Here are some important dates:

The arrangements for the admission of pupils to primary schools in September 2023 will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable.

1 September 2023 – Apply from this date
School places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. All applications received up to the closing date are given equal priority, but if you miss the deadline, a late application may reduce your chance of getting your preference of school.

15 January 2024 – National closing date for primary applications (statutory).
During this period all applications are processed and all preferences are considered against the published admissions policy. Where there are more applications than places available, decisions are made as to which children should be offered the available places. We will liaise and exchange information with all other admission authorities including neighbouring local authorities. The allocation and offer of a primary school place is finalised.

16 April 2024 – Offers issued to parents*
(The national offer date is 16 April, if this date falls on a weekend or a bank holiday, offers are sent the next working day.)

* If you are not happy with an initial offer, the appeals period starts from your receipt of the offer. Appeal information will be on the LCC admissions site later as this allows some time for reserve lists to operate. Further information can be found on the Lancashire Admissions site. 

**Appeals which LCC receive after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where possible. LCC cannot guarantee this however, and late appeals may have to be heard after the agreed date at a second round of hearings. The schedule is subject to change depending upon the availability of appeal panel members, clerks, venue, etc.

In Year Admissions (changing schools mid-year)

Before you apply to change schools, you will need to speak to the current school and the school you intend to move to. We welcome any visit to our school, please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time. Applications must then be made via the LCC Admissions site (see link below).

Starting School September 2025

We know some parents may already be thinking about school places for September 2025. We welcome visits to the school at any time. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit to meet our fantastic Early Years team and to see all that Manor Beach has to offer.