School Admissions 

From 1 September 2022 Lancashire parents will start to apply for primary and secondary places starting in September 2023 at All parents must apply via this link. 

The arrangements for the admission of pupils to primary schools in September 2023 will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable.

1 September 2022 - Apply from this date

School places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. All applications received up to the closing date are given equal priority.

15 January 2023 - National closing date for primary applications (statutory).

Supplementary forms and Baptism Certificates, where applicable, must be submitted to school. 

17 April 2023 - Offers issued electronically to parents.

12 May 2023 - Appeal deadline for community and voluntary controlled schools**

By 7 July 2023
Appeals for community and voluntary controlled schools submitted by the deadline heard by an independent appeal panel

**Appeals which we receive after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where possible. 

Admissions Policy for Holy Family Supplementary information form 2022/23

Admissions Policy for Holy Family & Supplementary information form 2023/24 

Admissions Policy for Holy Family & Supplementary information form 2024/2

The closing date for all Primary admissions is 15 January 2023

Information regarding Primary admissions appeals can be found here:


In-year admission is the process of applying for a school place during the school year. Any applications 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 application form, which is available here: In Year Admissions Form.


We welcome informal telephone calls to discuss if we have space on 01772 727471.


Where a place cannot be secured, parents will be offered a legal right of 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 on Lancashire County Council’s website: Lancashire County Council appeals.