Joining Our School
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy provides primary education, serving a number of communities across West Lancashire. Located in a beautiful, expansive setting to the west of Parbold Hill, we are delighted to admit 30 children each year. We are also home to Parbold Douglas Nursery – a popular, well-resourced Early Years setting for children between 2 and 4 years old.
We are a one-form entry school with seven single-aged classes of 30 pupils, organised as follows:
Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1:
Key Stage 2:
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed - please follow the link above to book an appointment.
When to apply for a school place
The age your child will start school depends when their birthday is. Children can start school from the September after their fourth birthday.
These are the dates that children would usually start school and when to apply for a school place:
|Child born between||Starts primary school||Apply between|
|1 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2018||Sept 2022||Sept 2021 - Jan 2022|
|1 Sept 2018 - 31 Aug 2019||Sept 2023||Sept 2022 - Jan 2023|
|1 Sept 2019 - 31 Aug 2020||Sept 2024||Sept 2023 - Jan 2024|
How to apply for a school place
If you are applying for a school place for your child who is due to start in Reception you are required to apply online using the Lancashire County Council website.
The deadline for applications for a primary school place in September 2022 is 15th January 2022.
In Year Admissions
The school's in year admissions will be administered by the governing board of the Academy.
If you are new to the area, or want to request a transfer to Parbold Douglas, you may contact us directly to find out if a place is available for your child.
If we do not have any places available, you can request that your child is put on the waiting list.
The start date for children moving during the school year will be agreed with parents. Children will continue to attend their existing school until that date.
The application form below should be used for all in year admissions.
Appeals (In Year Admissions)
If an in year admissions application is rejected, parents may appeal this decision.
When a decision is given, a copy of the appeals form will be given to parents (along with information about how they can make an appeal).
Visits and Admissions Arrangements
If you would like to arrange a visit to our school, please follow the link below.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admissions arrangements by following the link below.
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