Determined admission arrangements 2017/18

If you think that any maintained school or academy’s arrangements are unlawful or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code (external link) or law relating to admissions, you can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator through the GOV.UK website. You have until 15 May 2016 to contact the adjudicator if you have an objection.

The relevant area for consultation on school admission arrangements

Each local authority is required to define a 'relevant area' in which admission authorities must consult annually on their proposed admission arrangements.

The relevant area is determined after a consultation with local admission authorities and is reviewed periodically. The last review was in April 2012 when the relevant area was confirmed for consultations relating to school years 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.

The cabinet member for children, young people and schools determined that the current relevant area is retained for school years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 on 8 February 2016 following a consultation.

Co-ordinated admission scheme

Lancashire has a co-ordinated admissions scheme which applies to families seeking school places for September 2017.

The scheme makes applying for a secondary school place more transparent for all parties involved in the admission process. As co-ordination is a legal requirement, all Lancashire schools are included within the arrangements.

The aim of the co-ordinated scheme is to provide all parents with an offer of a single school place on the same day.

This scheme was considered and determined by the cabinet member for children, young people and schools on 8 February 2016 following a consultation on the proposed scheme.

Community and voluntary controlled schools

Lancashire County Council is the admissions authority for community and voluntary controlled schools. There is one admissions policy for all these schools.

These arrangements were considered and determined by the cabinet member for children, young people and schools on 8 February 2016 following a consultation on the proposed arrangements.

Voluntary aided and foundation schools, free schools and academies

These schools are their own admission authorities and set their own admission policies.

Determined admission arrangements from these schools will be added as we receive them. All schools must determine their arrangements by 28 February 2016 and send them to us by 15 March 2016.

Admission of children outside their normal age group

The new School Admissions Code (external link) published in December 2014 provides updated guidance (PDF 17KB) on the admission of children outside their normal age group. All schools will follow this guidance in relation to deferred admission requests.

Closing dates and offer letters 2017/18

Although the policies below may show varying closing dates and offer dates, the official dates in all cases are:

Secondary - closing date for applications is Monday 31 October 2016. Offers will be issued on Wednesday 1 March 2017.
Primary - closing date for applications is Sunday 15 January 2017. Offers will be issued on 16 April 2017.
Appeal deadline - please contact the individual school if details are not included in the school's policy below.

If you are unable to find the school you are looking for please ring the Pupil Access Team on 01772 531676 for assistance.