Primary Admission: Reception intake September 2022

Please note: We are a Voluntary Controlled (VC) Church of England School.

Lancashire County Council are the admissions authority for Higham St. John's C E Primary School.

Admissions 2022:

Parent and Carer Information Booklet below

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.

telephone: 01282 772376       email:

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 2022 applications:

15th January 2022

Admissions - 2022 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:

Determined admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled primary schools for 2022/2023

Determined co-ordinated admission scheme for Lancashire schools and academies 2022 / 2023 September 2022 intakes

Admissions Criteria: 

When a school is oversubscribed on parental preferences, then the following priorities apply in order:

A) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after, (see note (x) below), then

B) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after - those legally adopted from overseas (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*

*A child’s permanent address is the one where he/she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residency may be requested at any time throughout the admissions process, (including after a child has accessed a school place).

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