St. Mary’s Primary School is a Catholic school which offers education to children aged 4 – 11 years. We are a one-form entry school with three mixed-aged classes organised as follows:
Years 1/ 2/ 3
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed – please telephone the school office to make an appointment.
Each year, we also have an Open Day which prospective families are welcome to attend in order to see our school in action.
The age your child will start school depends when their birthday is. Children can start school from the September after their fourth 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 2017 – 31 Aug 2018||Sept 2022||Sept 2021 – Jan 2022|
|1 Sept 2018 – 31 Aug 2019||Sept 2023||Sept 2022 – Jan 2023|
|1 Sept 2019 – 31 Aug 2020||Sept 2024||Sept 2023 – Jan 2024|
If you are interested in a place in another school year please contact Mrs Cookson in the school office, who will be able to advise on the availability of places.
If you are applying for a school place for your child who is due to start in Reception you are required to apply online using the Lancashire County Council website.
The deadline for applications for a primary school place in September 2022 is 15th January 2022.
Applications can be complete online by following the link:
The school’s in year admissions will be administered by the governing body of the school. If you are new to the area or want to request a transfer to St. Mary’s Primary School, you may contact us directly to find out if a place is available for your child. If we do not have any places available, you can request that your child is put on the waiting list. If your child is moving schools during the year the start date will normally be at the beginning of the next school term. They will continue to attend their existing school until that date. If you are new to the area and your child does not already have a school place, this does not apply.