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Belthorn Academy Primary School

Admissions to Belthorn Academy

Admissions to our school can include joining our reception intake at the beginning of a new school year, joining our Little Bells Pre-School, or becoming a member of our school family through an in-year admission.

You’ll find everything you need to know about the beginning of your child’s Belthorn Academy journey on this page.


  • Little Bells Pre-School

    Little Bells is a core part of our school community. We follow the Early Foundation Stage Curriculum, with pre-School and Reception teachers planning together for continuous learning for all the children, embedding skills and encouraging children from their early years.

  • Reception Class

    Applications for places in Reception classes must be made online to the Local Authority in line with national guidance. Visits to our school can be arranged all year-round for parents and children. Every day is an open day, just contact us to book your visit.

  • In-year admissions

    We know children sometimes need to change school. Such admissions are known as in-year admissions. Parents wishing their child to attend the school should arrange to visit the school and we can discuss this and provide guidance on the process.

Our Admissions Policy

Below you can find a copy of our school’s admissions arrangements in our policy documents – this explains how we consider applications and includes information on:

  • The arrangements for selecting pupils who apply to Belthorn Academy.
  • How we deal with oversubscriptions, i.e. when there are more applicants than places.
  • The guidelines parents need to follow when applying for their child to attend our school.
  • Guidance on in-year admissions and the process our school follows.

Every day is a open day!

Every day is an open day at Belthorn Academy. For families and their children wishing to visit our school and see our community and curriculum in action, we don’t believe in rigid timetables. Just call or email, and we’ll accommodate your visit at a time that suits you. Scroll through our brochure, or download a copy.

All about Little Bells

Learn more about our amazing Pre-School and take a look around our Little Bells pages.

Visit us today

Our door is always open, and we’d love to you pay us a visit and meet our wonderful children and teachers.

Belthorn Academy Primary School
Belthorn Road
Nr Blackburn

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