For Lancashire resident families who will require a primary or secondary school place in September 2018 the means of application is via Lancashire's new online system at:

www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools

This will go live from 4th September 2017.  It is quick and easy to use and offers an email receipt of all submitted applications.  Please ensure that you hit the 'submit' button when you are ready to send in your completed online application.  You must apply even if you already have siblings at your preferred school or academy.  If you live in Lancashire you can include out of area preferences on your online application.

If you have submitted and received an email acknowledgement of an online application you can log back onto the system during the application period to view this.  If, however, you go back into your original application, this may have been overwritten (it definitely will if you make any changes).  It will then no longer be valid.  This applies for all changes, even very minor ones e.g. hyphens, apostrophes and typo corrections.

To ensure that your online application remains valid you are therefore strongly advised to press the re-submit button if you revisit the system at any time during the application period (whether or not changes were made).  You should then receive a further confirmation email.

The closing dates for applications for September 2018 are at 11.59pm on:

Secondary School Applications - 31st October, 2017

Primary School Applications      - 15th January 2018