If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. There is also a link to 'Lancashire County Council' website below where you can find full admission details for Community schools such as ours as well as Voluntary Aided and Foundation schools. Admissions to our school are dealt with by the 'Pupil Access Team' at LCC. Admissions are now 'online'. Closing date for September 2017 admissions is 15th January 2017.
We have an Open Day every autumn (usually in October) so that prospective parents can come and look around our lovely school and see us 'in action'. If we hold details of your child, we will invite you to Open Day by letter the year before your child is due to start school. If you would like to leave details of your child with us for future admission, please speak to Office manager Mrs Long on 01200 423539.
Once your child has gained at place at Pendle, we will invite you to a short evening meeting for parents in May when you will meet other 'new' parents and also the staff who will teach and support your child in the Reception classes and into Key Stage 1.
We then have 3 afternoon sessions during the summer term when you and your child can come to school to get to know us and all the other new Reception pupils. You will stay with your child for the session to ensure they are happy. The Deputy Headteacher (also one of the Reception class teachers) also visits as many children as possible in their Nursery setting.
When September comes, Reception children start school in groups of about 12 children each day over the course of a week. Children will have their own individual start time in a morning and, once they start school, they attend full-time from 'Day 1'.
Please do not hesitate to ring school should you have any concerns or questions about admission arrangements.