If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
About Lancaster Christ Church ...
Lancaster Christ Church is a Church of England Primary school which offers education to children aged 4 - 11 years. We are a one-form entry school with seven single-aged classes of 30 pupils, organised as follows:
Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1:
Key Stage 2:
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed - please telephone the school office to make an appointment.
Each year, we offer a range of Visit Days, which prospective families are welcome to attend in order to see our school in action!
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.
These are the dates that children would usually start school and when to apply for a school place:
|Child born between||Starts primary school||Apply between|
|1 Sept 2019 - 31 Aug 2020||Sept 2024||Sept 2023 - Jan 2024|
|1 Sept 2020 - 31 Aug 2021||Sept 2025||Sept 2024 - Jan 2025|
|1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2022||Sept 2026||Sept 2025 - Jan 2026|
If you are interested in a place in another school year please contact Miss Fish in the school office, who will be able to advise on the availability of places.
How to apply for a school place
If you are applying for a school place for your child who is due to start in Reception you are required to apply online using the Lancashire County Council website.
The deadline for applications for a primary school place in September 2024 is 15th January 2024.
Applications can be complete online by following the link:
Determined Admissions Arrangements 2024 - 2025
Determined Admissions Arrangements 2023 - 2024
The school's in year admissions will be administered by the governing body of the school.
If you are new to the area or want to request a transfer to Christ Church school, you may contact us directly to find out if a place is available for your child.
To apply for a place, please complete our In-Year Admissions form and return directly to the school: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is advisable to call the school office to confirm that the form has been received.
Your application will be acknowledged upon receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days.
Where places are available, but we have more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria will be applied, to ensure the correct child/children are offered the places.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right of appeal. Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school and if your child is currently not in education you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.
Further information on how to apply for a local school can be found on the Lancashire County Council website: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/changing-schools-during-the-school-year/
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:
You can also find a timetable for the organisation and hearing of admission appeals on the above 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.