Admission Arrangements

Admissions Policy for the September Intake
Our standard admission number is 30 children. Where the school receives more applications than places available, the following admission criteria will be applied once places have first been allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or education health and care plan which names the school:
  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children and children who appear to the Admissions Authority of the school to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.*
  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.
  3. Children with older brothers and/or sisters** who will still be attending Farington Primary School when the younger child starts.
  4. The remaining places are allocated according to where children live.  Those living nearest to the school (measured by a straight line) will have priority. * Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).  Applications for previously looked after children must be supported with appropriate evidence i.e. a copy of the adoption order, residence order or special guardianship order.
    ** Note: A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is the benefit society. Applications must be supported with appropriate evidence that the child has been adopted from state care.
    If you wish to apply for a place or require further information on the application process, please follow this link, or call us on 01772 42197

In Year Admissions & Admissions for Year Groups 1 to 6.

Where you are requesting a place for your child mid-year for any year group, admissions will be administered by the school.


If you are new to the area or want to request a transfer to Farington Primary School for your child, you can contact us directly to find out if a place is available.  If we do not have any places available, we can place you on a waiting list if this is desired.    


If your child is moving schools during the year, the start date will normally be at the beginning of the next school term.  They will continue to attend their existing school until that date.  If you are new to the area and your child does not already have a school place, this does not apply.

Contact Us

Farington Primary School
Rose Street,
PR25 4GH

Phone: 01772 421977