Applying for Primary School Place

If you would like your child to start Reception in September, then please follow the advice and guidance by clicking on this link: ‘Apply for a primary school place’. If you live in Lancashire, you must follow Lancashire County Council’s application process, even if it’s linked to your child’s nursery, or your child’s brother or sister is already at the school.

Joining Newtown Nursery School at a different time of year

Any parent/carer who wants a place for their child at our school other than in the reception class at the normal admission time, should first of all make an appointment to see the headteacher, Mrs Entwistle through the school office. You will be shown around the school and be given the basic information you need to know.

Children are normally admitted as soon as possible following the offer of a place. It is a locally agreed policy that schools will only accept transfer from a neighbouring school at the beginning of each term unless there has been a house move or there are exceptional circumstances.

Before admission, parents/carers will be asked to complete an admission form and to sign a Home School Agreement – copies available under ‘Policies’ or from the school office. 

The standard number for admissions at this school is 30 children per class. The governors are committed to keeping class sizes at this level where they are able, as they believe this will enable the school to provide the best education for the children. If there are already 30 children in the class you wish your child to join, you will be told that there is no place currently available. If a child is refused a place, parents have the right of appeal and should contact the Lancaster Education Office for further details.

People planning to move into the area are welcome to view the school. However, places will only be offered in those circumstances when the move has actually taken place