How do you make an application for admission to our Reception class?
Admission applications begin a full year in advance of the time your child would start. Applications for admission to the school should be made on-line at or on the Common Application Form between September and January of the year prior to admission. The closing date is the middle of January.

Click here to visit the Blackburn with Darwen school admissions page

Admission Date:                  Application Window:
September 2018                   September 2017— January 2018
September 2019                   September 2018— January 2019

Primary Appeal Dates:  18th June – 13th July 2018

Click here to see Dates and Deadlines for Primary School Appeals 2018

If you are considering our school for your child, you may wish to complete our Record for Parental Interest for Admission form (click here) This is NOT an application, but allows us to contact you at the appropriate time with details of the necessary admission procedures. It also provides us with a mailing list of interested families to contact and invite to our open afternoon to see us ‘in action’ when the application window for the appropriate year of entry is open.

Click here to see Admissions Flyer

What is our admission criteria?
Click here to download the 2019 admission arrangements
As a church school we give a high priority to children of parents worshipping at a Christian Church. If you wish to apply under this faith criteria, please be aware that there is a minimum church attendance requirement for parents. For 2019 admissions this would be monthly attendance for a period of six months between 1st January and 31st December 2018.  Attendance at ‘Marbles’ is included in this (St. Gabriel’s Church monthly Friday evening worship in the school hall).

Some churches have ‘registers’ to sign to confirm attendance. Please check with your own Vicar/Minister for information.

Admission Date:                  Minimum Church Attendance Between:
September 2018                   January— December 2017
September 2019                   January— December 2018

Admission at other times throughout the year
We hold waiting lists for every class in school. If you would like your child’s name added to this list please complete and return the Record for Parental Interest for Admission form (click here). These records are updated annually. Names on the list are ranked in accordance with the original admissions arrangements for the relevant year group and not in date order of forms received.

Admission arrangements for the previous year – 2018
Click here to download the 2018 admission arrangements