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The deadline to apply for a school place for September 2022 is:

  • 15 January 2022 for primary schools
  • 31 October 2021 for secondary schools

School offers

School places for September 2022 admissions will be announced for:

  • secondary schools on 1 March 2022
  • primary schools on 19 April 2022 


Starting primary school

Information for parents about applying for reception places for September 2022.

Starting secondary school

Information for parents about applying for Year 7 places for September 2022.

In year admissions

Changing schools during the school year - what to consider and how to request a transfer to another school.

How we allocate school places

Information about the equal preference scheme.

Apply for a nursery school place

There are many different types of childcare available, you can combine them to find the solution which best meets your needs.

Sixth form at Lancashire maintained schools

A number of Lancashire maintained schools and academies offer sixth form provision.

University technical colleges and studio schools

Students can now choose to attend a university technical college (UTC) or studio school at age 14.

School admission policies

View current policies and find out if any changes are proposed for schools and sixth forms in your area.

Government guidance for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

(external link) Central Government advice and information for Ukrainian guests including guidance on applying for a school place in England.