Admissions to Roby Mill
Thank you for considering Roby Mill CofE Primary school for your child.
Our catchment area covers towns and villages across Lancashire including Roby Mill, Up Holland, Appley Bridge, Skelmersdale, Wrightington, Parbold and Wigan.
We hold an annual open day every October for prospective and current parents. Otherwise, we are happy to arrange personal tours of our school facilities. You’ll receive the warmest welcoming atmosphere and discover a nurturing, safe learning environment.
Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
We welcome pupils with SEND in line with our School Admission policy. We are aware of our statutory requirements under the SEN and Disability Act and commit to meeting the Act’s requirements. We work closely with parents to understand each child’s need for SEND provision.
How the admissions process works
Reception children are admitted in the school year (September to August) in which they turn five. Children are normally admitted at the beginning of the school year, however we can accept in-year admissions. See below for more details.
Catchment Area for Roby Mill Pupils 2022-23
Applying for a Reception class place
- Apply online to the Local Education Authority. If we are oversubscribed for the current year, the Board of Governors will apply agreed criteria as set out in our school admissions policy.
- If your application is successful, the local authority will notify you in April to offer a place for your child to start school that September.
- To help smooth your child’s transition to primary school, during the summer term we’ll invite you to a comprehensive induction programme for parents and children.
School admissions are now open for children due to start primary or secondary school in September 2023 at: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/
Moving into the area?
If you are moving into our catchment area with primary school-age children, we are happy to welcome new pupils into our family. As a first step, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment to discuss your child’s educational needs.
In-year admissions are administered by our school Board of Governors. If you are new to the area or want to request a transfer to Roby Mill school, please contact us directly to find out if a place is available for your child.
If a place is available, complete our in-year admissions form and return it to the school office.
Download in-year admission form
If we do not have any places available, you can request that your child is put on the waiting list. Parents also have the right to appeal to an independent panel.