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 2017 – 31 Aug 2018
Sep 2021 – Jan 2022
1 Sep 2018 – 31 Aug 2019
Sep 2022 – Jan 2023
Applications for children starting primary school in 2022 will be open between 1st September 2021 and 15th January 2022.
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.