Admissions into school: Children can attend Reception education the September immediately after their fourth birthday. To apply for a place in Reception for your child to start of the beginning of the academic school year parents and carers must apply to Lancashire County Council. This can be done online following the link here.
Parents wanting a place for their child at any other time in the school year should contact the school directly to make an appointment with the Head. This will give parents an opportunity to look around Cobbs Brow and school can answer any queries you may have. We also offer an ‘Open Day’ which is held early in the Autumn term for parents to see the school.
The school has an official intake number of 40 children for each age group. If school is oversubscribed, then the following LCC admissions priorities apply in order:
1. Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after, (see note x below), then
2. Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned (see note i below), then
3. Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start, (see note iii below), then
4. Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those living nearest to the preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority, (see note iv below).
(i) The medical, social and welfare criterion will consider issues relevant to the child and/or the family. This category may include children without a statement who have special needs.
(ii) As required by law, all children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHC naming a school will be admitted before the application of the over-subscription criteria. Children who have a statement for special needs have their applications considered separately.
(iii) Brothers and sisters includes step children, half brothers and sisters, fostered and adopted children living with the same family at the same address (consideration may be given to applying this criterion to full brothers and sisters who reside at different addresses).
(iv) The distance criterion which will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria is a straight line (radial) measure. If the Local Authority is unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg twins or same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.
The distance measure is a straight line (radial) measure centre of building to centre of building.
(v) A child’s permanent address is the one where he/she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence may be requested at any time throughout the admissions process, (including after a child has accessed a school place).
(x) The highest priority must be given to looked after children1 and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted2 (or became subject to a residence order3 or special guardianship order4). Further references to previously looked after children in the Code means children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
More details on admissions are available on the LCC website here.
Admission into Tiny and Little Acorns
We offer nursery provision 2 and/or 3 year olds. If you are interested in Cobbs Brow Little Acorns Nursery please contact school on 01695 720632 for application forms and further details. If we become oversubscribed school follows the same criteria for admissions as LCC.
Parents not given their choice of school have the right of appeal. Details of this procedure are available from Lancashire County Council website. Please follow the link here.