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 2020 admissions is 15th January 2020.
We have an Open Morning every autumn (for Sept. 2020 Intake this will be on Wednesday 9th October between 9:30am and 11:30am) 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 Morning 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 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.