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Thank you for your interest in Rufford Church of England Primary School
Applying for School Places for September 2018
When to apply
Applications open on 1 September 2017. The deadline for applications to primary schools is 15 January 2018.
Children can start school from the September after their fourth birthday.
Apply for a school place
If you live in Lancashire you must follow Lancashire County Council's application process; even if you live near a neighbouring local authority and have chosen one or more schools outside Lancashire.
You need to apply for a place at a primary school, even if your child's brother or sister is already attending your preferred school.
Applications must be made via Lancashire's on-line system at:-
www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools (then click on "Apply for a school place”)
The on line application form is quick and easy to use and offers an e-mail receipt once you have submitted your application.
Remember to ensure that you hit the "submit" button when you are ready to send in your completed on-line application.
As a voluntary aided (church) school, we require you to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) as well as the Lancashire on-line application form. Upon completion the SIF must be handed into the school. Please note if you express a preference for more than one church school you will need to complete a SIF for each school.
You can download the relevant SIF here:
The closing dates for applications for September 2018 are at 11:59 pm on:-
Primary school applications – 15th January 2018
Secondary school applications – 31st October 2017
When to apply for a school place
The age your child will start school depends when their birthday is. Children can start school from the September after their fourth birthday.
Please click on the pdf files below for the School's Admission Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
Please note parents should refer to the admissions policy for the school year their child started in Reception Class.
If you require further information regarding the admissions procedure please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher.