Determined admission arrangements 2016/17

Co-ordinated admission scheme
Community and voluntary controlled schools
Voluntary aided and foundation schools, free schools and academies

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 on the GOV.UK website. You have until 30 June to contact the adjudicator if you have an objection.

Co-ordinated admission scheme

Lancashire has a co-ordinated admissions scheme which applies to families seeking school places for September 2016.

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 determined by the cabinet member for children, young people and schools on 7 April 2015 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 determined by the cabinet member for children, young people and schools on 7 April 2015 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.

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 2016/17

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  Saturday 31 October 2015.  Offers will be issued on Tuesday 1 March 2016.

Primary - closing date for applications is Friday 15 January 2016. Offers will be issued on 16 April 2016.

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.