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St. Wilfrid’s is a Roman Catholic Primary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by Lancashire Local Education Authority. As a Voluntary Aided School, the School’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.

In-year Applications for school places

We co-ordinate In Year Admissions in-house each school year from 1st September until 31st August. In the first instance we suggest you call school on 01772-782394 and speak to our Headteacher, Mr John McHugh.

School will consider applications for every age group based on our admissions criteria (see below). These are our ‘over-subscription criteria’ and strictly followed to offer places if we have more applicants than places.

Applying for place at our school during the school year (In-Year Admissions)

In Year Admissions are admissions to school that take place outside the normal admissions rounds (ie for a Primary School in Reception)

If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child from their current local school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and the child will be admitted where there are available places.

To apply for a place, please complete our In-Year Admissions form (click this link) and return to

If you would like your application to be considered under our faith criteria, in addition to the In Year Admissions form, please also complete our faith reference form (click this link).

Copies of both forms are available in this Admissions section of our website or from the school office upon request.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us either by email to or by phone on 01772-782394.

You may ring the school office to confirm that your form has been received.

Your application will be acknowledged upon receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days.

Where places are available, but we have more applications than places, our published oversubscription criteria will be applied, to ensure the correct child/children are offered the places.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the 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:


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

Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of 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, ie 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.

First-time Reception starters

Parents of children who are starting school for the first time into our Reception Class have to apply through Lancashire County Council. Please visit the link below to find out about our school’s admission arrangements through our local authority;

Please note that in addition to filling in the county application form, applicants should also obtain directly from school and return directly to school a Supplementary Admission Form, a copy of which is below and available by clicking here. 

Please contact school directly for further details.

Current Admissions Policy for this school year

Please find below a copy of the current determined admission arrangements for this school as determined by the Governors for the school year 2023/2024.

Longridge St. Wilfrid’s R.C. Primary School

Determined Admissions Policies 2023/24, 2024/25 & 2025/26

Please follow the links below to view our;

2023/24 - the current admission arrangements for our current YR (Reception intake).

2024/25 - ready for those pupils starting in September 2024.

2025/26 - newly determined arrangements for September 2025 applicants.