St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

Kindness - Friendship - Thankfulness - Honesty - Peace - Respect - Self-control - Love

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

ADMISSIONS

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We offer a high quality education for children from the age of 4 to 11 and would be delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school and introduce you to our staff and children on a visit to school. Please call us on 01253 722022 to arrange a visit adn tour around our school to see what we can offer you and your family.  

 

If you are unable to visit us, please look around our website and our Facebook page which will give you an insight into all the wonderful things that happen in our school. If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, please do contact us.

 

Tours around our school for places in Reception are offered each year.  We love to welcome families into our school and eanbel them to see us in action on an ordinary school day.  This year, for intake in September 2024, we have offered the following open sessions:

Open sessions for September 2024 are available to book now. If you would be interested in seeing our wonderful school in action and meeting the children, the staff and Headteacher, please contact us by email on admissions@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk or phone (01253 722022)  to book onto one of the sessions: 

 
Tuesday 19th September 2pm

Wednesday 20th September 9.30am
Monday 25th September 2pm
Wednesday 27th September 2pm & 5pm
Thursday 28th September 9.30am
Friday 6th October 9.15am & 2pm
Wednesday 15th November 9.15am
Friday 24th November 9.30am

 

 

How do I apply for a place at a school? 

Applications for Primary and Secondary places open each year on 1st September. The closing date for secondary school applications is 31st October, and for primary school places is 15th January. Applications for primary school and secondary school places must be made online at:  https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-online-for-a-school-place/

If you would like your child's application to our school to be considered with a higher priority due to regular Church attendance, you must also complete the Supplementary Form and return this directly to the school office.
 

Click here for our Determined Admission Arrangements for Reception Class - September 2025

Click here for our Determined Admission Arrangements for Reception Class - September 2024

Click here for the Admissions Supplementary Form (Church Reference)

 

IN YEAR ADMISSIONS

Applying for a place during the school year 

If you are new to the area and require a school place, or if you already live in the area and you would like move your child from their current school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and we will admit your child if we have places available. Before you apply to change schools, it is important that you speak to your child's current school as a matter of courtesy.  

 

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us either by email or by phone. To apply for a place, complete our in-year admissions form and return to office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

If you would like your in-year application to be considered against our faith and church attendance criteria, you must also complete the Supplementary Form. 

Click here for the In Year Admissions Application Form

What happens when I apply mid year? 

Your application will be acknowledged upon receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days. You may ring the school office to confirm that the form (and any accompanying evidence) has been received.  Where places are available, but we have more applications than places, the admissions criteria will be applied. (Please refer to our Admissions Arrangements)

If there are no places available, the child may be added to our waiting list and you have the right of appeal. Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school and if your child is currently not in education you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.  Further information on how to apply for a local school can be found on the Lancashire County Council website:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/changing-schools-during-the-school-year/

 

APPEALS

If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents or carers have the right to make an appeal. Our school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. The appeal process provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school.  Any appeal should be submitted using the link within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:  

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

Lancashire County Council will contact you about your appeal application and inform you of the arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.  The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, both the family and the school. Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.