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 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 2021 admissions is 15th January 2021.
We usually hold an Open Morning every Autumn so that prospective parents can come and have a look around our lovely school and “see us in action”. Due to current restrictions we will, this year be holding “social distance” half hour viewings of school with the Head Teacher and members of the Early Years Team.
These will take place on Friday 23rd October between 1:00pm and 4:30pm and most days throughout November at 4:00pm. Please note there will be no pupils in school at these times.
Each appointment will be offered to 4 couples/sets of parents per visit; please DO NOT bring your child/ren. If you are visiting with someone other than your spouse/partner they must be from the same household or social bubble. Please ensure that you wear a face covering for the duration of you visit to school.
Please note we will not offer appointments to families who already have a child attending our school, we hope you feel familiar with school and our routines already.
To book your appointment or if you just have any questions about admissions please call the school office on 01200 423539, we very much look forward to seeing you.
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 the first week , either in the morning or afternoon session , allowing the staff and children to get to know each other really well. All children then start the second week of school full time.
Please do not hesitate to ring school should you have any concerns or questions about admission arrangements.