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Primary School


Lancashire County Council is the admissions authority for Grange Primary School.

In-Year School Admissions


Please contact South Area Education Office for Preston


Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Closed for bank holidays.

Phone for all enquiries: 01772 532 109


or email on


Primary School Admissions


Admissions for 2024 open on 1st September 2023 and close on 15th January 2024.


Fuller information is available on their website at 

Schools - Lancashire County Council


How to Apply

You must apply if your child has a 4th birthday between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024.
You must apply even if an older brother or sister is already at the school, or the school is linked to your child’s nursery.
If you’re a non-Lancashire resident apply through your own local authority.
Please read the attached guidance below.



If you need any other help please call Lancashire's Customer Access Service on

0300 123 6707.

When children can start primary school

Children can start reception year at primary school from the September after their fourth birthday. However, by law children don't have to start school until the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.


These are the dates that children would usually start school and when to apply for a school place:

Child born betweenStarts primary schoolApply between
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2019           Sep 2023               Sep 2022 - Jan 2023
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2020            Sep 2024Sep 2023 - Jan 2024
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Aug 2021            Sep 2025Sep 2024 - Jan 2025
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Aug 2022            Sep 2026Sep 2025 - Jan 2026



You can request that your child attends school part-time or defer their starting school until they reach compulsory school age, if that best suits the needs of your child.


You can also request to defer your child's admission until the following school year.

Information on Appeals:


If you wish to appeal your child's school offer, please note this is now via an e-form - link below.



Appeal against an admission decision - Lancashire County Council

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