A Place for Your Child

If you are resident in Lancashire, you can apply online for your preferred primary or secondary schools (even if any of these are outside of the county).

Before you apply for a school place you should find out about the help and information available to you. In particular you must read the relevant information for parents:

Before you start

If you registered online in previous years (before 1 September 2017) you will need to re-register as we are using a new system.

If any of your preferences are independent (fee paying) schools, apply directly to the school itself.

You will need to have the following handy:

  • A valid email address – this is the address we will use to confirm your application and the school place you will be offered in April
  • Your name, address and telephone number
  • The first name, last name and date of birth of the child
  • For secondary school applications the name of the child’s current primary school
  • The child’s permanent address (if this is different from the parent/guardian applying for a place)
  • The names of your first, second and third school preferences
  • Details of brothers or sisters who will be attending one or more of the schools you are applying to when the younger child starts in September
  • If the child receives care, you need the name of the Local Care Authority that is responsible for this care and the child’s social worker
  • You will need to choose your own user ID, this must be 6-16 characters long and contain letters and numbers only
  • You will also need to choose a password of at least 8 characters, one uppercase, one lowercase, one of the following special characters: ! @ # % ^ & * () and one number