Admissions

We are not holding an Open day for September 2024, but you are warmly invited to have a tour around school. Please ring the school office 01254 823348 to make an appointment.  We look forward to meeting you.

In September 2023 - we offered 45 places.

The breakdown of places against the four criteria outlined in the Admissions Policy:

  •  2    children in public care or looked-after  or special medical or social  needs
  • 16    siblings of children on roll
  • 23   children in the catchment area
  •  4    for children outside the catchment.

 

In September 2022 - we offered 45 places.

The breakdown of places against the four criteria outlined in the Admissions Policy:

  • 2    children in public care or looked-after  or special medical or social  needs
  • 19    siblings of children on roll
  •  24 children in the catchment area
  • 0     places for children outside the catchment.

 

In September 2021 - we offered 45 places

The breakdown of places:

  • 0    looked-after child
  • 19 siblings
  • 19 children in the catchment area
  • 7 places for children outside the catchment.

 

Determined Admissions Policy 2024

 

Parish Boundary Area Map

Catchment map - outskirts of Billington / Whalley 

 

If you would like to apply for a Reception place, all applications are submitted online to Lancashire using the link below. You will be asked to choose three schools in order of preference. Under the equal preference system, if a place is not available at your first choice school, your second choice will be treated as a first choice. 

 

Once applications have closed, Lancashire send us a list of all children who have applied (we are not told the order of preference) and the Governors rank all applications for Reception places according to the criteria listed in our Admissions Policy. Lancashire then allocate and offer places based on your preference. This up to a maximum intake of 45 children. If we have more applications than plaes available, parents can ask for their child to be put on a waiting list or they could consider appealing for a place. 

 

Lancashire's Online Admission Link for 2023

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-for-a-primary-school-place.aspx

 

In Year Admissions to Whalley CE School

 

 If you are interested in obtaining a place, please contact the school to see if there is a space in the required year group. You are encouraged to make an appointment to look round the school. If you want to proceed with your application, please fill in the form below and return it to school. 

 

In year application form

 

 Appeals to Whalley CE School

After submitting the in-year application and there is no place available, you may lodge an appeal. This is completed online:

 

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/appeal-against-an-admission-decision/primary-school-appeals/

 

Lancashire aim to hear the appeal case within six weeks of the submission and parents will be notified within five school days of the outcome

If there is no place available, you may lodge an appeal. The written appeal form is available below and this needs to be completed along with the in-year application form and returned to school. Lancashire aim to hear the appeal case within six weeks of the submission and parents will be notified within five school days of the outcome

 

Appeal form

 

Previous Admissions Documents:

 

Determined Admissions Policy 2023

 

Determined Admissions Policy 2022

 

Determined Admissions Policy 2021

 

Determined Admission Policy 2020

 

Determined Admission Policy 2019