Starting primary school (reception)

Information for parents about applying for reception places for September 2024.

12. Transferring to another primary school

Once your child has been admitted to a school or academy, you can later request a transfer to another.

You can express a preference at any time to attend another primary school or academy. You should, however, first speak to the current headteacher to discuss the desirability of a transfer.

For transfers in Years 1 to 6, you may be required to complete an in-year admission application by the preferred school.  For Years 1 to 6, you must not use the online system, as this is only for reception applications for September 2021.

Most Lancashire schools and academies operate a first day of term protocol whereby once transfer requests are approved, the pupil may only be able to start at the new school on the first day of the next school term (dependent upon individual circumstances).

For more information please see in year admissions.

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Apply online for a school place

Apply online

The deadline to apply for a primary school place for September 2024 is 15 January 2024. Any applications received after the deadline will be classed as late.