-Admission Arrangements

New Reception Intake
Chaucer School offers 45 Reception places over 2 classes, one of which is currently a mixed Reception/ Year 1 class. All
applications for new Reception places are via Lancashire County Council. Places are offered by
Lancashire County Council. We cannot offer places directly to parents even if there is a sibling in

In Year Applications
For in-year applications (ie if a child is moving school) parents can contact both the School and
Admissions on 01524 581129 to check place availability. Once place availability has been confirmed an
application form is available from the School. Once completed we will liaise with LCC Admissions
before offering a place.

We always welcome visits to the school via appointment through the office.

Fleetwood Chaucer Community Primary School

Postal address Chaucer Road
Telephone 01253 873795
Headteacher Mrs C Murphy
Number on roll January 2021 265
Admission number 2022/23 45

Information relating to autumn term 2021 reception admissions

Total parental preferences (considered equally)

1st 19
2nd 10
3rd 17
Total preferences received 46

Summary of policy

This is a community school. Please see the full admission details on our website – admissions criteria for community and voluntary controlled primary schools.

To apply for a place at this school, please apply online.

A) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after, then

B) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after – those legally adopted from overseas , then

Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned, then

Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start, then

Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those living nearest to the preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority.

Tie breaker

The distance criterion will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria; it is a straight line (radial) measure.

If the Local Authority is unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg. Siblings, those living the same distance from home to school, or families residing in the same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.

The distance measure is a straight line measurement (radial) between the applicant’s home address points  and the address point of the school (co-ordinates provided by ordnance survey data).


Details of both new Reception places and in-year admissions can be found on the following link:

Lancashire School Admissions

For information on appeals please follow the link below: