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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

How to apply for a Reception Place at St Mary's

If you have any queries about our school or would like to arrange a visit please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Armer who will be delighted to arrange this for you. To apply for your child's Reception place please follow the link below.



In-Year Applications

In Year Admissions are admissions to school that take place outside the normal admissions rounds (ie Reception and Year 7)

If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child from their current local school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and the child will be admitted where there are available places.


To apply for a place, complete our In-Year Admissions form which can be found below.

As a Catholic school we also ask that you complete the supplementary information form, again this can be found below.


Please return both of these forms via email to


If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us either by email using the address above or by phone on 01995 670364. 

You may ring the school office to confirm that the forms have been received. Your application will however be acknowledged upon receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days.

Where places are available, but we have more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria will be applied, to ensure the correct child/children are offered the places.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right of appeal.   Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school and if your child is currently not in education you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.

Further information on how to apply for a local school can be found on the Lancashire County Council website:



The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:

Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of your appeal application and inform you of the arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, ie the family and the school.

Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.

In Year Application Form

Admission to Lancashire Catholic Schools - Supplementary Information Form - Please email completed form to

Admission Policy 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2023-2024