The choice of school for your child is an important decision. At Ryelands Primary and Nursery School would encourage you to visit the school during the working day so that you can view the school in action and talk to staff to help you to make a judgement about whether it is an appropriate school for your child.  Our open day for September 2024 admissions is Wednesday 18th October 2023, however the Headteacher also welcomes visitors at other times. Parents of children with special needs or disabilities are encouraged to discuss with us how we can best meet their child`s needs. Visiting the school`s website and Facebook page can provide an insight into life at the school.

If your child is in their last year of pre-school/nursery you can now apply for their primary school place at:

It’s quick and easy to do and you will receive email confirmation of your application.

You must apply even if you already have siblings in school. If you live in Lancashire you can include out of area preferences on your online application.

The closing date for primary applications for September 2024 is 23:59 on 15 January 2024.

Pupils Moving To Ryelands from Another School

The Area North Access Team will admit pupils moving into the area into Ryelands Primary if there is room available in the particular year group. They will also place pupils moving from other local schools, an application form has to be completed in both cases. Please contact the Access Team for advice (01524 581148). In the event of a year group being full, the Local Education Authority will offer a place at the next nearest school with space available. Parents, however, do have the right of appeal if they are not offered a place at their preferred school. The local authority has the right to place pupils who meet Fair Access Protocol criteria into a school.

The published admission number for our school is 60 per year group.

Admission Arrangements 2023-24

As a community school, Ryelands follows the Determined admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled primary schools for 2023/2024 which can be found here