Admission To School
We can admit up to sixty children in each year group. The class limit in reception and KS1 is thirty, we cannot go above this number unless there are very good reasons.
If you would like your child to attend Lord Street then our arrangements are simple:
For a reception age child
All reception admissions are coordinated by Lancashire County Council. You will receive a letter the year before your child is due to go to school (in the September after they are four). The letter explains how you apply for a place. This is done online so if you have a problem and want your child to come to Lord Street, please ask us to help. You need to indicate a number of choices in order of preference. My advice is to visit the schools you are interested in and decide which you feel will be best for your child. We would welcome a visit but we do offer an open night early in the autumn term.
Places are allocated in March each year and you may appeal to Lancashire if you are unhappy with your allocated school.
For Other Ages
We can admit up to sixty children in an age range. Admissions are on a first come first served basis. We do give consideration for the needs of children entering school and the year group they will be joining. The school prides itself on it's inclusive approaches and would only say no to an admission, where we lacked the specialist support a child needed.
In year admission is arranged between schools and must be based on the approval of both schools. We normally admit at the beginning of a term but when a child is new to the area or there is agreement between the two schools involved, we can admit midterm. If a year group is oversubscribed, you will need to contact Lancashire County Council to ask to appeal for a place.
If you would like to apply for a place for your child, please contact the school office on 01282 865597 or should you wish to contact the Pupil Access Team regarding school places, they can be contacted on 01254 220715.
We hope our prospectus gives you all the information you need. If we have missed something you think is important, please let us know and we speak to you about it and then make sure it is included.
Other Forms and Documents
Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
All children in reception and KS1 are entitled to a free school dinner. This is not the same as free school meals. If you are on a low income you might be entitled too free school meals. Even though your child receives a free school meal, it is still important that you claim for free school meals as the school receives an extra £1300 per child, each year. If you are receiving free school meals or have done so in the past six years, please let us know. You can find out how this money is used in school by looking at our Pupil Premium Plan which is on the school website.