Admissions policy and procedures
As a voluntary controlled/community school, Lancashire County Council has responsibility for admissions to school. 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 2016 - 31 Aug 2017 Sep 2021 Sep 2020 - Jan 2021
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2018 Sep 2022 Sep 2021 - Jan 2022
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Aug 2019 Sep 2023 Sep 2022 - Jan 2023
Summer-born deferring or delaying school entry
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.
Admissions Information for starting school at 4 in our Reception class in 2021
All the information you will need as to how to apply for a place in primary school for your child is available here.
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.
As part of Lancashire's "Apply Online – On time!" campaign, here is a recent video featuring Debbie Ormerod, the County Access and Entitlement Manager.
Within the clip, Debbie is offering her professional advice and guidance about the school admissions process.
Admissions Information for joining our school after the start of the Reception Year.
Lancashire County Council continue to deal with admissions to the Reception year until the end of December.
If your child wishes to join our school in any year group after this time, the procedure is as follows:
1. Telephone us at school, and if there is an available place we can admit your child.
2. If there is no available place, you may contact Lancashire who will advise you on the appeals process.
Please note that EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are usually restricted to 30 pupils, except in certain circumstances.
The Lancashire website containing advice about in-year school admissions is:
More information can be accessed by clicking here: www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/choosing-schools
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.