Reception Places: September 2023 Intake

We still have some places available in our wonderful school for Reception in September '23!

Please contact the Pupil Access Team at LCC for further information:

Primary Admission: Reception intake September 2024

(Details will be published in the near future)

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.

Our Governing Board therefore play no part in the admissions or appeal process.

Primary Admissions 2024:

Leaflet for Parents and Carers (coming soon...)

Admissions 2023:

Parent and Carer Information Booklet (coming soon...)

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 - 2023 Reception Intake

Admission to Higham St John's C E Primary 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 Criteria: 

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

  1. Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after, including those legally adopted from overseas, 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, then
  3. Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start, 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.

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