About St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

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

Years 4/5/6

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.

When to apply for a school place

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 2018Sept 2022Sept 2021 – Jan 2022
1 Sept 2018 – 31 Aug 2019Sept 2023Sept 2022 – Jan 2023
1 Sept 2019 – 31 Aug 2020Sept 2024Sept 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.

How to apply for a school place

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:

In Year Admissions Form

Admissions 2022-2023

Admissions 2023-2024


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 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.