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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

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:



Year 1

Year 2


Key Stage 2:


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


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 betweenStarts primary school     Apply between
1 Sept 2019 - 31 Aug 2020Sept 2024Sept 2023 - Jan 2024
1 Sept 2020 - 31 Aug 2021Sept 2025Sept 2024 - Jan 2025
1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2022Sept 2026Sept 2025 - Jan 2026
1 Sept 2022 - 31 Aug 2023Sept 2027Sept 2026 - Jan 2027


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 2024 is 15th January 2024.

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.


Once an in year application has been made, the Academy will seek to provide parents with a response within 5 working days. 

Appeals (In Year Admissions)


If an in year admissions application is rejected, parents may appeal this decision.


Follow the link below to submit an appeal. Complete the online form. A copy of the appeal application is sent automatically to the school.

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. 

More Information


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