If you live in Lancashire you must follow Lancashire County Council’s application process. You should complete this online here.
You need to apply for a place in Reception at Pilling St John’s Primary School, even if your child has attended our nursery or pre-school, or your child’s brother or sister is already at school.
Children can start reception year at primary school from the September after their fourth birthday. However, by law children don’t have to start school until the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.
These are the dates that children would usually start school and when to apply for a school place:
Child born between
Starts primary school
1 Sep 2019 – 31 Aug 2020
Sep 2023 – Jan 2024
1 Sep 2020 – 31 Aug 2021
Sep 2024 – Jan 2025
Applications for children starting primary school in 2024 will be open between 1st September 2023 and 15th January 2024.
As a Church of England Primary School we ask that you complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to applying online through Lancashire County Council. The information you submit on a SIF is used by admission authorities to rank your child’s application against the criteria in our admission policy. The SIF and our current admission policy can be found in the links below.