Pupils Admissions- The closing date for applications for Y7 September 2024 is 31st October 2023. Parents/carers will be notified by email from Lancashire County Council on 1st October of their allocated school place

Applying for place at our school during the school year (In-Year Admissions)

In Year Admissions are admissions to school which take place outside the normal admissions rounds  [for Year 7].

If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child from their current local school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and the child will be admitted where there are available places.

Applying for a place with us

To apply for a place, please complete our In-Year Admissions form,  and return to

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us either by email at or by telephone 01200441374

You may ring the school office to confirm that the form (and accompanying evidence) has been received.

Your application will be acknowledged upon receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days.

Where places are available but we have more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria will be applied, to ensure the correct child/children are offered the places.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right of appeal.   Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school and if your child is currently not in education you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.

Further information on how to apply for a local school can be found on the Lancashire County Council website:


The school’s admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:

LINK (Please follow to the online appeal form)

Once the e-form is completed on-line it will automatically generate through to the schools e-mail address. You will also get a copy of the completed application form with an automated ID number for the appeal.

Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of your appeal application and inform you of the arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, ie the family and the school.

Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.

Appeals for admissions into Year 7 September 2024-2025 must be returned to Bowland High for the attention of Mrs J Sharpe by Friday 22nd March 2024. You should also telephone pupil access 01254 220747 to add your child’s name to the Y7 waiting list. 

School Charging

In accordance with the law, the school does not charge for admission, education which takes place during school hours, education which forms part of the National Curriculum, materials, books and equipment or visits taking place in school time.

Charges can be made for visits or activities during school holidays, totally outside school hours, or more than 50% of the time outside school hours. The restrictions that are placed upon charging for school activities do not prevent the school from asking for voluntary contributions.  Without these voluntary contributions many activities that are the norm for this school may not be possible

Our admission criteria can be found in our admissions policy.

““Pupils are polite, well-mannered and respectful.”


“Teachers and pupils show mutual respect for each other.”


"Safeguarding policies and practice are highly effective."


"Pupils’ outcomes are outstanding. All groups make strong progress."