Thank you for considering our school!
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Please contact our school office if you would like further details about joining our school family, we would be delighted to help you in securing a place for your child.
Parents considering applying to St. Leonard’s for the admission of their child/children are encouraged to watch our virtual school tour and read the information from Mrs Proctor which accompanies this.
How parents can apply for a school place:
If you are considering making an application for admission you are very welcome to contact the school office and make an appointment to visit.
Applying for a Reception (EYFS) place:
If your child is starting school for the first time and you would like admission to the Reception class (EYFS), applications must be made between the 1st of September and the 15th of January the year before your child is due to start school.
A child is required by law to attend school full time from the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. Pupils are currently eligible to enter our school at the beginning of the school year in which they become 5 years old.
For further information regarding admissions please click on the links below:
Applying for an in term place:
If the class you are applying for at our school has places available then please read this information regarding the application process.
Before you apply to change schools, you will need to speak to the current school as well as ours.
St Leonard's is a voluntary aided school, please chose the voluntary aided link when accessing the link below.
Once you have decided to apply for an in term place, please complete the 'In Term Form' at the bottom of this page.
You should not use this process if you are applying for
- a child living in another local authority area, such as Blackpool or Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council - please contact them directly
- a child who has an education, health and care (EHC) plan - please contact the Inclusion Service for guidance
- a Looked After Child - please apply directly through the local area education office
Term time admissions are usually resolved very quickly once both schools have been contacted and the reasons for the move has been discussed with the headteacher of both schools.
Right to appeal:
If you have not been offered the place you applied for then you have a right to appeal.
Please follow the link below for the process of appeal and for further information.
Advice on applying for school places:
Click HERE for a map that shows our school catchment boundary using Google Maps. Please use Google Maps zoom facilities to examine details of our boundary. Using the maps above, you will also be able to pinpoint your house to ascertain whether you are in the boundary. If for any reason you are unsure, then please contact school for clarification.