St. Mark’s CE Primary School is a voluntary controlled school. Lancashire County council is the admissions authority for community and voluntary controlled schools.
Children can be admitted to school at the start of the autumn term following their fourth birthday. Names can be placed on the admissions list at anytime. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to meet the Head teacher and view the school.
In October prospective parents can request a place at the school for the following September by completing an admissions form. These forms are submitted to the Authority. A firm place will be offered in April of that year and parents will be notified then.
Children transferring from another school are admitted according to the Local Authority’s Admission Policy provided that there is space in the appropriate year group.
When parents have been notified of the dates of formal admission a meeting is held for parents. Children who are due to start school in September have the opportunity to make half day weekly visits to the school throughout the summer term.
‘They quickly learn to follow class routines and make good progress.’
’Ofsted Inspection Report December 2013