Reception – September 2024

If you are looking to apply for a place in September 2024, we would warmly welcome you to join us at our Open Evening on 9th November 2023 at 6:00pm. Here you will be able to meet our wonderful children, our dedicated staff and our Headteacher, Mrs. Barnett. You can also click here to see the Virtual Tour we produced when we were unable to invite families into school – please note, this video is now two years out of date but will give you a flavour of our school.

Once you have made your decisions, you need to apply online via the Lancashire County Council website. Alternatively, you can click here.

Likewise, you can download our Admissions Policy for September 2024:

Not sure when to apply?

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, you need to apply between September 2023 and January 2024 to start school in September 2024.

If your child was born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, you need to apply between September 2024 and January 2025 to start school in September 2025.

If your child was born between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022, you need to apply between September 2025 and January 2026 to start school in September 2026.

Admission into other classes

If you would like your child to start at The Willows after their first year in Reception, these are called In Year or Non-Routine admissions.

In order for us to admit a child into any other class, we need to have less children in that class than our admission number – 30. If this is the case, we can work with yourselves and your current school to ensure a smooth transition. Please note, in the interests of your child’s education, we do not allow any admissions part way through a term.

If you would like to come and have a look around our school, please contact Mrs. Barnes or Miss Stedman in the office on 01772 684371.

Should a class be full, i.e. 30 children, we will add your details to our Waiting List.