Routine Admissions

The number of places available for admission to the Reception Class each year is 30.

The Governors welcome applications from Catholic and Non-Catholic Parents who would like their children educated within the aims and ethos of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School. The closing date for applications for a place in the reception class in September 2022 is 15th January 2022. The offer date is 16th April 2022. Applications for a place in reception at September 2022 must be made on line at Lancashire County Council:

Parents who wish to seek priority for baptised Catholic children should also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). The Supplementary Information Form and any required certificates must be returned to the school.

Non-Routine Admissions

An application can be made for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form, linked below, and returning it to:

Bursar, St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4HT.

Applications can also be emailed to .

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022 will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. The published oversubscription criteria is also applied where there is more than one child on the waiting list.

Once school receives the application, an acknowledgement email will be sent and you will be advised of the outcome of the application in writing as soon as possible and within 15 days.

Appeals Procedure

If the Governors’ delegate turns down an application for a child fulfilling the above conditions, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be sent in writing (see online form below) to the Local Authority within fourteen days of refusal of admission, giving reasons for admission to the school.

Arrangements for appeal will be made by the Local Authority. The decision of the Appeals Committee is binding to all parties and will be communicated in writing to the parents of the child.

Link to Appeal Form:

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact or call us in school 01524 63934 and we will do our best to answer your queries.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority

If your child has been baptised please send a copy of the Baptism Certificate to the school.
Please ring the school to confirm that the form and certificate have been received.

Please complete this supplementary information form carefully. The information provided will be used by the Governors to apply the school’s admission criteria.