Submit the Local Authority application form and send it to them before 31st October. You may also need to submit a supplementary form*.
The Governing Board use the evidence received to allocate the relevant admissions criteria to applicants, as outlined in the admissions policy.
Formal offers of places will then be sent out by your Local Authority, on the 1st March.
Step 1 - Making an Application

Applications for admission to the Academy should be made via the common application online with your Local Authority or the Local Authority brochure, between 1st September 2023 and 31st October 2023.*

Parents wishing to be considered under faith-based criteria need to complete and return the St Wilfrid’s Supplementary Form which is available from the Academy website or the Local Authority brochure. It is essential that this is done by parents/carers who wish an application under this category to be considered. Failure to complete both application forms will result in your application not being considered under faith-based criteria.

PLEASE NOTE - In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship, the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship. Should the Academy be closed during the October half term holiday, any applications postmarked by the 31st October or before will be accepted. If you have any concerns regarding the closing date please contact the Clerk to Governors, at the Academy.

For Sixth Form applications, please use the link below:
Step 2 - Processing of the applications

St Wilfrid’s will process all of the completed application forms and determine the relevant admissions criteria. We will then pass this information to relevant Local Authorities.

Step 3 - Formal offers sent out

Formal offers informing parents whether or not their child has been allocated a place will be sent out by the Local Authority on the 1st March. Parents of children not admitted will be informed of the reason and offered an alternative place by the Local Authority.

Paperwork for the September 2024 intake is to be submitted by the 27th March 2024. The appeals will be heard at a date to be confirmed.

In-Year Applications

Any applications made outside of the normal admissions round need to be made with Blackburn with Darwen local authority.


Appeal forms can be obtained here. The form should be completed with as much detail as possible and include any evidence that you may have to support your appeal. Once completed the form should be returned to the Academy.

Our School Admission Appeals are administered by the Appeals Team at Lancashire County Council who will contact you via e-mail. It is very important that the e-mail and contact details supplied by all appellants is clear and checked as correct at the time of submission.

It is the responsibility of the appellant to check all folders contained within your e-mail account i.e. Inbox, Spam and Junk folders.

Please note that as the details within the e-mail contain personal and confidential information, all e-mails from Lancashire County Council will be sent encrypted. Appellants will need to log onto LCC's secure e-mail service. You will be sent a separate e-mail with details of how to do this. This will enable you to access the information relating to your appeal which you must read.

Appeals for the Year 7 intake for 2024, are being heard on the 13th – 15th May.

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If you have any questions regarding the application process, we will be happy help you. Please contact us on 01254 604000 or via email: enquiries@saintwilfrids.co.uk.


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