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Our Admissions Policy

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At St Lawrence Church of England Primary, we welcome people of all faiths and cultures. The full admission policy can be found on the following link: 

Admission Policy 2020-2021



If your application for a place at your preferred school is unsuccessful and you wish to appeal against the decision, you must apply in writing using the standard forms available on the following link:


Where the governors are unable to offer a place because the school is over subscribed, parents have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel, set up under the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998, as amended by the Education Act, 2002.  Parents should notify the clerk to the governors at the school by 28th April, 2020.  Parents will have the opportunity to submit their case to the panel in writing and also to attend in order to present their case.  You will normally receive 14 daysí notice of the place and time of the hearing.


Appeals which are received after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where this is possible.  There is no guarantee that this will happen and late appeals may be heard after the stipulated date at a second round of hearings.  The schedule is subject to change depending upon the availability of appeal panel members, clerks, venues and the number of appeals for each school (which will vary year on year).


Please note that this right of appeal against the governorsí decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.

 Admission Policy for 2021-2022 (Proposed)

Consultation is sought on a proposed change to the school's admission criteria for 2021-2022 as highlighted below. Full policy details are available in the policy which can be accessed via the link above. Any comments should be sent to head@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk

3. Children whose parents live outside the parish

               (a)  Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission.

      Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted brothers and sisters living at the same address.

(b) Children of staff who have been employed in the school for the whole of the two years prior to the closing date for applications, or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

      This applies to all staff, full and part time, who are employed by the governing body.

 (c)  Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in St Lawrence Church, Barton

       "Parental worshipping" is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship for at least 12 months prior to 1st September 2020.

(d) Children with a parent/guardian worshipping in a church in membership of Churches Together in England

           "Parental worshipping" is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship for at least 12 months prior to 1st September 2020.




If you cannot find the policy you require, please feel free to contact us and we gladly forward to you the required document.