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Applying for a school place is easy now.
Follow the following steps:

Step 1 From September 2016, go online at www.blackburn.gov.uk/admissions for information about primary and secondary schools in Blackburn with Darwen and how to apply online for a school place.
Step2 Apply using the online form, or the paper form available from 10 Duke Street, Blackburn BB2 1DH from 7th September and before the closing date. (Primary admissions 15th January 2017)
Step 3 You will receive a written offer of a school place in March/April 2017

If you need any help, please contact The Admission Team, Childrens Services and Education Department, 10 Duke Street, Blackburn BB2 1DH. Tel (01254) 666605

Dates and Deadlines – Primary School Appeals

17th May 2017
Deadline for on-time appeals
Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard at a later date than appeals lodged on time.
9th – 23rd June 2017
Notice of hearing information is-sued for appeals lodged on time
For appeals lodged on time, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time period.
26th June – 14th July 2017
Appeal Hearings will take place
All appeals lodged before the deadline of 17th May 2017 will be heard before the end of the 14th July 2017.
30th June 2017
Notice of hearing information is-sued for Free Schools, Academies and VA Schools
For Free Schools, Academies and VA School appeals lodged after the deadline, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued by this date wherever possible.
20th July 2017
Late appeal hearings will take place for Free Schools, Academies and VA Schools
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 17th May 2017 will take place before the end of the 20th July 2017*
7th July 2017
Notice of hearing information is-sued for Community Schools for appeals lodged after the deadline
For Community school appeals lodged after the dead-line of the 17th May 2017, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time period.
18th August 2017
Late appeal hearings will take place for Community Schools
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 17th May 2017 for Community Schools will take place before the end of the 18th August 2017*

*Appeal hearings for all appeals lodged after the 17th May 2017 will be heard with the on time appeals wherever possible. If they cannot be heard with the on-time appeals, they will be heard within 30 school days of the date the appeal is lodged. In some circumstances, this may mean appeals for the September intake will be heard after the school’s summer holidays.

We will endeavour to stick to the above dates wherever possible, however please be aware that these dates may be subject to change depending on the numbers of appeals received.