Admissions

We know that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We therefore encourage you to arrange a visit so you can experience the happy ‘buzz’ of learning at Thames and see for yourself what we offer.

Once you have decided that Thames is the school you’d like your child to attend, applications for admission should be made through the local authority.

To assist you with applying for a school place, please read the Guide for Parents brochure for admission to primary school 2018.

2018 Primary School Admissions Brochure 
This provides you with essential information on the process of applying for a school/academy, and the criteria that is used to allocate places.  You need to apply for a place at a primary school, even if your child attends a nursery that is attached to a school.

GUIDANCE AND INFORMATIONWelcome

ACADEMY

You may be required to complete a supplementary information form and/or provide a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.  Please contact the school directly to find out about their admission criteria. Without this supporting evidence, your application will not be considered on faith grounds.

MOVING HOUSE

If you move house once you have submitted your application, you will need to provide proof of your new address to Blackpool school admissions as soon as possible.

APPLYING FOR AN INDEPENDENT OR SPECIAL SCHOOL

If you are applying for an independent (fee paying) school, you must apply directly to the school. If your child needs to access a place at a special school, this will be arranged by the special educational needs officer.

CLOSING DATE, NATIONAL OFFER DATE AND LATE APPLICATIONS

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018 – you should have submitted your online or paper application by this date.  Applications received after this date will be treated as a late application and the chances of securing a place at your preferred school are reduced.

The national offer date for primary school applications is 16 April 2018. If you have applied online, you can access your account for confirmation of your offered school.  If you apply on a paper application form, a letter will be posted to you on this date.

APPLYING

If you applied online, you can access your account for confirmation of your offered school. If you applied on a paper application form, a letter will be posted to you on this date.

WE WELCOME ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AROUND OUR SCHOOL AND SEE WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOUR CHILD, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ARRANGE THIS.