Virtual tour of our school

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are unable to welcome visitors to our school.  We have created some video content to help you get a flavour of our school site and the learning we do here at Higham St. John's.  If you have any queries regarding school admissions, please contact the school office.

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See video below for a virtual tour of our school building!

Watch the video below for more information on our learning at Higham St. John's

Closing date for Reception 2021 applications:

Friday 15th January 2021

Admissions - 2021 Reception Intake

Admission to Higham St John's School:

The school follows the Lancashire Education Authority guidelines for admissions.  Children are admitted to Higham St John's in the September of the academic year in which they turn five years old.   Our standard admission number is 20. 

Admissions Links and Documents:

Link to the Lancashire County Council website to apply for a Primary or Secondary school place for September 2021

Admissions Criteria: 

If the school is oversubscribed, priority will be given to:-

1. Looked after children, or those who have been previously looked after.*
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 Higham St John's 
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.
*This includes any "looked after child", “previously looked after children” and any child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
**  Brothers and sisters include adopted and foster children who are living with the same family at the same address.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us and we will be happy to talk the process through with you.
Please be aware that all applications for a school place must now be completed online.  Lancashire County Council provide a website that will explain the process and allows you to apply online.  We strongly recommend that you register well before the deadline to avoid risking a late application.  The website can be found via this link:-    LCC School Admissions

Information on choosing a school if your child has SEND