Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

School Admission Information

School Admission Consultation for September 2023 Intake 

Proposed  Admissions for 2023/2024

The above-proposed admission policy is open for consultation until 31 January 2022. 

If you have any questions or comments about the proposed changes you can contact the Governing Board in writing via the school office. 

Admissions for September 2022 Intake

Christ the King RCPS Application Form

Supplementary Information Form 2022/2023

Admissions to the school will be determined by the Governing Body. For admission to the Reception Class, parents must complete a Local Authority Preference Form by applying on line via the website

**Please note if you put Christ the King as one of your 3 preferences we will contact you via email.  Please ensure you check junk/spam folders or alternatively add to your safe senders/address list.

Determined Admissions September 2022/2023

Allocation of School Places
Christ the King RC Primary School is a Catholic School in the trusteeship of the Diocese of
Salford. It is maintained by Lancashire Education Authority and is a voluntary aided School.

The Governing Board is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking all decisions
on applications for admissions. The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken
by the Local Authority.

For the school’s year commencing September 2022, the Governing Body has determined that
the number of children to be admitted to Reception Class will be 30 children.
The school’s role is to participate in the mission of the Catholic Church by providing a
curriculum, including Catholic religious’ education and worship, which will help children to
grow in their understanding of the Good News and in the practice of their faith. The school
will help the children develop fully as human beings and prepare them to undertake their
responsibilities as Catholics in society. The school requires all parents applying for a place
at Christ the King to understand and respect this ethos and its importance to the school
community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the Catholic faith to apply
for a place here.

Admissions to the school will be determined by the Governing Board. Parents must complete
a Local Authority Preference Form or apply online via the website (here).
If you wish to have your application considered against the school's religious criteria, then
you should also complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available from

The Governing Board will not place any restrictions on admissions to the reception class
unless the number of children for whom admission is sought exceeds their admission number.

By law, no infant class may contain more than 30 children.

The Governing Board operates a system of equal preferences under which they consider all
preferences equally and the Local Authority notifies parents of the result.

Head Teacher: Mrs S Webster
Calderbrook Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 4RB
Tel: 01282 429108 Fax: 01282 832880
E-mail: Website:

If there are fewer than 30 applications, all applicants will be offered places. If there are more
applications than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will
be applied:

1. Baptised Catholic Looked After Children and Baptised Catholic previously Looked
After Children
2. Baptised Catholic children with an exceptional social, medical, educational or
religious need which can be best met, or only met at this school *
3. Baptised Catholic children who at the time of admission have a sibling ^ at the
4. Baptised Catholic children living in the former parish of Christ the King Burnley
5. Baptised Catholic children resident in another parish
6. Other looked After Children and previously Looked After Children
7. Other children with an exceptional social, medical, educational or religious need
which can be best met, or only met at this school *
8. Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission^
9. All remaining applicants

*Exceptional needs of this kind will occur very rarely. A written application should be
submitted in advance of the normal admissions timetable. Where the child has an EHC
plan specifying the school, the governing board must be notified in advance of being

^ The sibling must be a pupil in school on the first day of the Autumn term in the year of
admission. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as full, half or step brothers and
sisters, adopted and foster brothers and sisters who are living at the same address and
are part of the same family unit. This does not include cousins or other family

Where the number of applicants in any category exceeds the number of places remaining
available, the highest priority will be given to those living closest to the school. The distance
measure is a straight line (radial) measure from centre of building to centre of building.

Notes for Applicants:
a) The Governing Board is the Admissions Authority. The Admission Committee is
comprised of the following governors as a minimum: Chair of Governing Board, a
Foundation Governor and the Head Teacher
b) All applications will be considered at the same time and after the closing date for
admissions which is 15 January 2021. Applications received after this date will be treated
as a late application and will not be considered until after the main allocation of places
has taken place.
c) A ‘Looked After Child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being
provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social Services
functions (under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989. A ‘Previously Looked After Child’
is one who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption,
residence or special guardianship order.
d) For a child to be considered as a Catholic evidence of a Catholic Baptism or reception into
the Catholic church is required and should be provided directly to the school. If there are
any problems, please contact your parish priest.
e) The Governing Board will require written evidence in the form of a Certificate of Reception
before applications for school places can be considered for categories of ‘Baptised
Catholics’. A Certificate of Reception is to include full name, date of birth, date of reception
and parent(s) name(s). The certificate must also show that it is copied from the records
kept by the place of reception.
f) Those who have difficulty obtaining written evidence of baptism for a good reason, may
still be considered as baptised Catholics but only after they have been referred to the
parish priest who, after consulting with the Episcopal Vicar of Education or officers of the
DDFE will decide how the question of baptism is to be resolved and how written evidence
is to be produced in accordance with the law of the Church.
g) Home Address is considered to be the address where the child normally lives. Where
care is split and a child moves between two addresses, the household in receipt of the
child benefit would normally be the address used but the admission authority body
reserves the right to request other evidence as fit the individual circumstance. Applicants
should not state the address of another relative or person who has daily care of the child.
h) ‘Sibling’ is defined in these arrangements as full, half or step brothers and sisters, adopted
and foster brothers and sisters who are living at the same address and are part of the
same family unit. This does not include cousins or other family relationships.
i) A waiting list for children who have not been offered a place will be kept until 31st
December 2022 and will be ranked according to the Admission Criteria. The waiting list
does not consider the date the application was received or the length of time a child's
name has been on the waiting list. This means that a child's position on the list may change
if another applicant is refused a place and their child has higher priority in the admissions
j) For ‘In Year’ applications received outside the normal admissions round, if places are
available, they will be offered to those who apply. If there are places available but more
applicants than places, then the published oversubscription criteria will be applied.
k) If an application for admission has been turned down by the Governing Board, parents
may appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. Parents must be allowed at least twenty
school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to submit
that appeal. Parents must give reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the
Appeals Panel is binding on the Governors.
l) The Governing Board reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a school place where false
evidence is received in relation to the application.
m) It is the duty of governors to comply with regulations on class size limits for children aged
between rising five and seven. The Governing Board may exceed the regulations for twins
and children from multiple births where one of the children is the 30th child admitted. This
also applies to in-year applicants who are Looked After/Previously Looked After, children
of UK service personnel or children who move into the area for whom there is no other
school available within a reasonable distance.
n) If a child is a “summer born child”, parents may request that the date their child is admitted
to school is deferred to later in the school year. However, the child must start school
before the end of that school year. If a parent wishes their child to be educated out of
their normal school year (kept back a year), they must discuss this with the school before
applying. However, the final decision on this rests with the Headteacher. Further
information can be found on the Local Authority web site here.
o) Parents may request that their child attend school part-time until he/she reaches his/her
fifth birthday.
p) It is the responsibility of the parents to provide:
i. a valid postal address and email address for school to use to contact them for
ii. all the information as requested by the school within the stipulated timescales
q) School places are announced for primary schools on 16 April. If this date falls on a
weekend, confirmations are sent the next working day. If you applied online, Lancashire
County Council will email primary school offers in batches on the morning of 16 April 2022
and then publish the offers online. If you applied late you may receive your offer after the
official offer date.

If you submitted a paper application form you'll receive your offer by second class post,
which will arrive after the official offer date.

Determined Admissions for September 2022 Intake 

FINAL Admissions Policy 2022/2023