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Bolton by Bowland

C.E. Primary School

Belong Believe Blossom

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Admission Arrangements

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


The Local Authority (Lancashire) is responsible for admissions to Bolton by Bowland C. E. Primary School in line with local policy.  If you would like your child to attend, please contact Pupil Access Team (East) on 01254 220747 or follow the link below.

Open Days


Visits to our school are welcome anytime.  Please contact Mrs Awre on 01200 447 632 or via email on to book an appointment.  

In Year Admissions to Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School


If you are interested in obtaining a place, please contact the school office to see if there is a space in the required year group.  If there is a place and you have a definite local address please arrange a time to visit the school and to collect an application form or download the form from the link below.  On receipt of the application parents will be notified within five school days of the outcome.

Appeals to Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School


If there is no place available, you have the right to appeal.  The written appeal form is available below and this needs to be completed along with the in-year application form and returned to school  The governors will aim to hear the appeal case within six weeks of the submission and parents will be notified within five school days of the outcome.

Appeal Form

Admissions Arrangements Consultation

The schools Admissions Authority, our Governing Body, must consult every 7 years to decide if there should be any changes to the Admissions Arrangements.  The aim of the consultation period is to allow the Local Authority, parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise concerns about the proposed admission arrangements.


For 2025-2026 the oversubscription criteria has been changed and section  3.5 concerning the Children of staff members has been removed:


Children of staff who have been employed in the school for the whole of the two years prior to the closing date for application, where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. This applies to all staff, full and part time who are employed by the governing body.


A copy of the agreed full proposed Admission Arrangements for 2025-2026 will remain on the website for six working weeks, the duration of the consultation period, until Tuesday 9th January 2024.  


Please send any comments to Mrs Jeanne Bishop, Chair of Governors, at