How to apply for Reception school place for September 2024

If your child’s date of birth falls between 01.09.2019 and 31.08.2020 then they will start school in September 2024.  You can apply for a school place between 01 September 2023 and 15 January 2024.

The following information may also help with your application, please click here for further guidance. This link will  provide you with all the information you require in order to make an application as part of the admissions process. 

Please note that the local authority decides our admission arrangements.

How to apply for a school place during the year:

Generally, children can be admitted to a school at the start of a term; in September, January or April.

To apply for an ‘In Year’ school place you can click on the link below and complete the form direct on the Lancashire County Council Website:

OR:  you can also apply using the ‘In Year Application Form’ below and either post to Preston or email to the East Pupil Access Team

Please note:

For children with EHCP, Local Authority will consult with schools on an individual basis to ascertain if the setting being approached can provide the provision to meet the needs of the child, prior to then being named on the EHCP.

Click on the ‘Springfield Owls’ to access the In Year Application Form


In Year Application Form

Useful Dates

all-day Autumn Term Swimming
Autumn Term Swimming
Sep 26 all-day
Autumn Term Swimming
Year 5 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 05 September and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 05 December
9:00 am Tempest Photography
Tempest Photography
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am
Tempest Photography
on Thursday 28 September in the morning from 9.00am, Tempest will be on site to take individual/sibling photographs
2:00 pm Stay & Play Session
Stay & Play Session
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stay & Play Session
we invite Reception class parents/carers to join us between 2.00pm and 3.00pm
2:45 pm RSE Parental Consultation
RSE Parental Consultation
Sep 28 @ 2:45 pm
RSE Parental Consultation
all our parents and carers are invited to attend and we look forward to seeing everyone
3:30 pm PASTA Family Club
PASTA Family Club
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PASTA Family Club
from Thursday 14 September and then every week until Thursday 19 October
3:15 pm Dance Club
Dance Club
Sep 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Dance Club
from Friday 08 September and then every week until Friday 24 November
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Oct 2 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]


Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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