Admission Arrangements


Admission Arrangements for Foundation Stage

In Blackpool, children are admitted from the beginning of the School Year (School Year is 1st September to following 31st August) in which they become 5.

Admission is in accordance with stated parental preference using criteria laid down in the admissions section of Blackpool Borough Council’s Booklet For Parents, and according to the school’s admission policy.

Layton School offers 90 places for children in Reception. We would recommend that you apply early for places at Layton School as we are a popular school in the locality and our place are filled quickly by Blackpool Council Admissions. Once places are filled the council will place your child on a waiting list. The school does not have any control over which pupils are placed at Layton School.

For more specific information about pupils starting school in September 2024 please click here

Mid-Term Admissions

Non-routine admissions are made through the Local Education Authority. The school has no control over who is, or is not admitted to the school. You may request a school transfer from from the child’s present school and submit this to Blackpool Council Admissions. This is usually done where a family has moved house and another school is closer to the new home or where a parent/carer considers provision at another school to be more appropriate for their child. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have places for 90 children per year group and legally we cannot exceed this number. In Years 3-6 our official pupil admission number is 90 per year group, the school may exceed this for children in exceptional circumstances and this would be done through the School Appeal Procedure.


Induction for Parents and Children (Foundation Stage)

Parents/carers of children who have applied for admission to Layton in the September of the academic year in which their child is 5 will be given information about how their child will start school with us.

We will provide parents with information and wherever possible class visits and introductions to their class teacher help with their introduction to school life.

We understand that starting school for the first time can be an anxious and nervous time for children and parents/carers a like and we will endeavour to make the process as smooth as possible and the school is available to listen to any concerns or answer any queries you may have.

In September there is a staggered start to joining school from staying at school from half a day working towards staying for a full day, full time.  This happens over the course of a few weeks.  Families will be provided with this information in the ‘Welcome Pack’ they receive from school.

Induction for Parents and Children (Non-Routine Admissions)

Children who join the school mid-year will normally have a brief induction to the school. This will consist of:

  • Information will be given to the parent prior to the child starting school
  • Parent and child will tour the school with a member of staff (if possible)
  • If your child has a specific need a meeting will be held with the relevant member of staff to ensure the most appropriate provision is in place prior to the child starting school
  • Class Teachers will allocate a ‘friend’ in class to look after the new pupil
  • All children will be made to feel welcome by all members of our school community

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