When to apply for a school place
The age your child will start school depends on when their birthday is. Children can start school from the September after their fourth birthday. However, by law children don't have to start school until the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.
These are the dates that children would usually start school and when to apply for a school place:
|Child born between||Starts primary school||Apply between|
|1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016||Sep 2020||Sep 2019 - Jan 2020|
|1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017||Sep 2021||Sep 2020 - Jan 2021|
|1 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2018||Sep 2022||Sep 2021 - Jan 2022|
|Child born between||Starts secondary school||Apply between|
|1 Sep 2008 - 31 Aug 2009||Sep 2020||Sep 2019 - Oct 2019|
|1 Sep 2009 - 31 Aug 2010||Sep 2021||Sep 2020 - Oct 2020|
|1 Sep 2010 - 31 Aug 2011||Sep 2022||Sep 2021 - Oct 2021|
Please read the following document if you are considering requesting a deferment:
Carter's Charity Primary School is a voluntary controlled primary school. The governing body is required to follow the policies of Lancashire County Council.
As a voluntary controlled/community school, Lancashire County Council has responsibility for admissions to school.
The process for applications for a place here at Carter's: 2020 Primary School Admissions
The process for applications for a place at high school in September 2020 from parents of children in Y6 (2019/20) is here.
Full information on both primary and secondary applications for a place in a Lancashire school is available here: Lancashire
Applications for places for children with Special Needs are welcomed, and school works with parents and the Local Authority to ensure appropriate provision is put in place to help meet their needs. Copies of the Special Needs Policy, Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Scheme are available from the school office on request.Carter's Charity Primary School is a voluntary controlled primary school. The governing body is required to follow the policies of Lancashire County Council.