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Registering Interest for a Place in Reception Class

Should you be interested in applying for a school place for your child, please contact the school office on 01257 264480 to register your interest. The Bursar will take some information and you will be contacted at the appropriate time with details of admissions arrangements, as well as dates of Open Evenings etc. Our Admissions Policy is available in the 'Policies' section of this website.

Applying for a Place in Reception Class

Lancashire County Council manages admissions for St. Chad's Catholic Primary School. Please click the link below for admissions and to ‘Apply for a school place’. If your child belongs to a faith group, you must complete the Supplementary Information Form and submit it directly to school for this is be taken into account when ranking according to the oversubscription criteria. 


Lancashire County Council acts on behalf of the school in respect of admissions and appeals. If your child has not been granted a place at St. Chad's and you wish to appeal then there will be a formal process to follow, please contact school for further details.

In Year Admissions

In-year admission is the process of applying for a school place during the school year. Any application for the intake made after the start of the autumn term will be treated as an in-year application.

 The in-year admission process is managed by the school. Parents are required to complete the in-year admissions application form, which is available below, and email to

Where a place cannot be secured, parents will be offered a legal right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Lancashire County Council administers the appeals process on behalf of the school. Parents can complete the school's appeal form Appeal for a school place - Lancashire County Council on Lancashire county council's website.


For enquiries, please contact Headteacher, John Riley, at St. Chad's Catholic Primary School on 01257 264480 or via email at