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


Admissions for 2022-2023 are now open


As a maintained primary school, Lancashire County Council administers our admissions:-

The link to apply is 

How to Apply

You must apply if your child has a 4th birthday between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022.  

You must apply even if an older sibling is already at the school.

If you are a non-Lancashire resident apply through your own local authority .

If you need any other help please call Lancashire Customer Access Service on 0300 123 6707

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Important Dates

The arrangements for the admissions of pupils to primary schools will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable.

Wednesday 1 September 2021 -Apply from this date


Saturday 15 January 2022- National closing date for primary applications (statutory). During this period all applications are processed and all preferences are considered against the published admissions policy.  Where there are more applications than places available, decisions are made as to which children should be offered the available places.  We will liaise and exchange information with all other admission authorities including neighbouring local authorities.  The allocation and offer of a primary school place will then be finalised.


Saturday 16 April 2022- Offer issued to parents *


Friday 29 April 2022 - Deadline for requesting:

  • an appeal
  • a place on the reserve (waiting) list


Week commencing 2 May 2022 -Distribute appeal forms to parents


Friday 13 May 2022 - Appeal deadline for community schools


If you are not happy with an initial offer, the appeals period starts from your receipt of the offer.  Appeal information will be issued later as this allows some time for reserve lists to operate.

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