Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2025


If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 you need to apply for a place in a Reception Class for him or her, by 15th January 2025.

To do this you should collect an application pack from school which contains the Blackburn with Darwen Primary Schools Admission booklet or alternatively you can apply online on the Blackburn with Darwen website.

You have until 15th January 2025, to return the completed form.

After this date, the process of allocation of places will begin, and any late requests for places will not be considered until the first offer of places has been made.

By 16th April 2025, you will receive a letter from the Council, letting you know whether or not your child has been offered a place here.

If your child has been successful you will be asked to formally accept the place for your child.  A failure to formally accept the place by the given date will result in the withdrawal of that offer.  If your child has been unsuccessful, you will be asked if you wish your child’s name to be added to the waiting list for places of this school and/or if you wish to appeal against the decision of the school’s governors.

Please ensure that, before handing in the application form, you have read through the Admissions Policy for Ashleigh Primary School, which explains the method used by the School Governors in allocating places at the school, and your right of appeal against the Governors’ decision.

Should you wish to visit the school during the school day before making your decision, you will be very welcome.  Please contact the school for a mutually convenient appointment.

The full Admissions Policy is available from the school office as a paper copy, or click the link below.

To make an application for a place at Ashleigh, please contact the Blackburn with Darwen Admissions team on: 01254 666613

Or click here to go straight to the Blackburn with Darwen Admissions website.

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