As St Mark’s CE Primary School is a voluntary controlled school, Lancashire County Council is the admissions authority.
Children can be admitted to school at the start of the autumn term following their fourth birthday.
From 1 September parents can request a place at the school for the following September by completing Lancashire’s admission form which can found on Lancashire County Council’s website www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools (see link below). All applications must be made online and the closing date will be the January of the following year. Applicants will be notified of the authority’s decision of a school placement in April of that year.
Children do not have to live in Lancashire to be offered a place at St Mark’s School but the application has to be made to the Authority where they reside.
More information can be found by visiting www.lancashire.gov.uk and search ‘School Admission Policies’
Children transferring from another school are admitted according to the Local Authority’s Admissions Policy provided that there is space in the appropriate year group.
Parents of children who will be commencing full-time education in September will be invited to attend an Induction Meeting where all relevant information will be shared. Children who have not attended St Mark’s nursery will be invited to participate in a transition programme during the summer term prior to them commencing the school.
‘They quickly learn to follow class routines and make good progress.’
’Ofsted Inspection Report December 2013