Admissions

We are delighted that you are interested in St Mary & St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School.

St Mary & St Andrew’s is a successful Catholic School where pupils flourish and thrive in a caring and supportive environment.

We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.   The admission process usually begins with a visit to the school on an open day or  pre-arranged personal tour. Prospective parents are always welcome to contact the school office to check the availability of places.

Governors have set the Pupil Admission Number (PAN) at 18.

To get into our  school you don’t necessarily have to be Catholic. As is the case with most schools, who gets in is highly dependent on how popular a school is with parents. We will always prioritise Catholic pupils in their admissions, and if we have space for more, all are welcome to apply.

In 90% cases, Catholic schools can cater for the local Catholic demand. In these instances, parents only need to provide a Baptism certificate as proof of Catholicism. In the handful of cases where Catholic schools are oversubscribed with Catholics, Catholic practise is taken into account. Information on the Certificate of Catholic practice can be downloaded here.

Please do contact us with any further questions you may have; we will be delighted to assist. Please view the admission policies below for more information.

The process for admissions is timetabled as follows:

3rd September:

The online application system goes live and will be available from Lancashire County Council’s website, Apply for a School Place Section:

www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools

15th January:

Closing date for applications to be returned by parents/carers to Lancashire County Council. Supplementary information forms, including baptismal certificate where applicable, must be returned to the school.

16th April:

Offers will be issued electronically only for online applicants. Parents/carers will be able to view this on the system on the morning of the offer date.  Letters will be issued by 2nd class post only to those who applied on paper form.  

Summer term:

Appeals hearings will take place.

Please view the Admission Policies below for further information:

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2022-2023

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

Primary Admissions – Information Booklet for Parents

Appeal Form

See Lancashire County Council Website – Primary School Appeals

error: Content is protected !!