Admission to school
For Reception Class entry to school in September (Faith Information)
Please note that the Supplementary Information Form must be completed and handed back to the school for all applicants submitting faith information as part of the application process. (Baptised Catholic children will not be offered places if the school is not made aware of faith information.)
It must also be used for families attending Alston Lane Nursery who may be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.
In the event that children are not offered a place at their preferred school, an electronic appeals for must be completed - https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/appeal-against-an-admission-decision/
Admission 'In-Year' or to year groups other than Reception
If you would like to your child to move schools and attend Alston Lane Catholic Primary, we advise the following:
- Contact us to see if there is space in the relevant year groups
- Contact your child's current school and make them aware
- Visit Alston Lane, by appointment, to gain further information
- Complete the relevant In-Year Admissions form and Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return these to school
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to Mr M FitzGibbon. The school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) should also be completed if applying on faith grounds.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022.23, will be applied.
See our ‘Determined’ policy at the top of the page.
Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority’s Pupil Access Team on 01772 532109.
Register your children
If you have a baby or have recently moved into the district and you would like your child to attend Alston Lane Catholic Primary School, please notify the school office as soon as possible so that their name can be entered onto our records.