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Thank you for your interest in Rufford Church of England Primary School
Applying for School Places for September 2018
The deadline for applications to primary schools was 15 January 2018. If you have missed this deadline, you are advised to fill in a late application as soon as possible.
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:
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.
The application website for September 2019 is not yet open, however, you can read our Admissions Policy for 2019 by clicking on the pdf file below. Please keep an eye on this page for more details in the Autumn Term 2018
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.