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Welcome to St Richard's Catholic Primary School &
Out of School Club

We learn to love and grow in Jesus

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Applying for a Nursery Place


To apply for a place in our School Nursery (15hrs entitlement from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday/30hrs entitlement for working parents) please use the form below and contact our office to enquire about eligibility for 30 hours:

Applying for a Reception Class Place


To apply for a Reception place please follow the attached link which directs you to School Admissions, Lancashire (you apply for a school place through them):

Determined Admission Policy 2023 - 2024

Determined Admission's Policy 2024-25

If you are applying for a place in our Reception Class and need a Supplementary Faith Form please use the link below:


The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. Further information about these can be found by clicking the link below

Video - applying for a school place top tips

Debbie Ormerod, Admissions Manager recently spoke to the Lancashire Post to offer her top tips when applying for a school place.


In Year Admissions


In Year Admissions are admissions to school that take place outside the normal admissions rounds (ie Reception and Year 7)

If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child from their current local school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and the child will be admitted where there are available places.

To apply for a place, complete our In-Year Admissions form above and return to


If there are places available but more applicants than places then the published oversubscription criteria will be applied.  Please refer to the current Admission Policy below for oversubscription criteria.


Please call the school office on 01695 722346 and they will take your contact details and you will be informed if a place is available in the relevant year group.  If there is not a place you will be invited to join our waiting list, based on our admissions criteria which you can find in the prospectus below and you have the right to appeal. Applications to school will be approved by the Governing Body. 



Appeals for In Year Admissions

The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:


Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of your appeal application and inform you of the

arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, ie the family and the school.

Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an

appeal in respect of any other school.


Admission Policy 2022 -2023

Any comments on the proposals should be addressed to Mrs Ann Naylor (Chair of Governor’s) at the school address and the Archdiocese of Liverpool.