We are really proud of our very special school. We are richly diverse and love one another for it! Our values tree in the school entrance shows our values and we live by the motto, “Aspire to Greatness”.
We have recently refurbished our Reception classrooms and we are proud of the inviting setting we have. Come and look around to view our beautiful setting! Visits to school can be arranged by telephoning the school office.
Applications are open now! if you would like to apply for a place for your child at St Stephen's, please visit https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-online-for-a-school-place/
Admissions for Reception places are made via the Local Authority The application process for Reception 2023 is now open and applications must be received no later than Sunday 15th January 2023. You will be notified of the school offered to your child, via email, on Monday 17th April 2023. There are 45 places offered and these are managed by the local authority according to the school's admission criteria. When we are oversubscribed on parental preferences, the Local Authority will apply this criteria, in order, to offer places:
- Looked after children and those who have previously been looked after.
- Children for whom the LA accepts that there are exceptional medical, social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned.
- Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school.
- 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.
More information can be found by visiting https://news.lancashire.gov.uk/news/apply-online-now-for-a-school-place-in-lancashire
An application for a place is required for your child even if they already have a sibling attending our school or attend our nursery,
Nursery (3-4 years)
Families can apply for nursery place at any time in the year, using the form on this website.
Mrs Goodwin, the Nursery teacher, can be contacted on 01772 556306 to discuss your child starting at our nursery, funding available and to arrange a tour of the environment.
Applying for a place mid year
Moving house in Lancashire? Or moving into Lancashire?
If you wish for your child to start at our school mid year, please phone us to enquire about spaces. Tel: 01772 556306. We will be able to tell you if there are spaces in the year group(s) you want.
We keep contact information of parents who have enquired about places at our school. However, we no longer keep a waiting list. This is due to a change in the School Admissions Code from 31st October 2021.
If we have space, you can apply online for the place(s) via Lancashire local authority (LLA). Please click here to apply online. LLA will be in touch regarding the school offered for your child. We cannot admit your child, even if we have space, without notification of a succesful application from LLA.
If we do not have a space in the year group(s) you want, you may still apply but this will be an appeal. The appeal panel will decide if a place is to be allocated at our school or at a different one where there is space.
New Admission Appeals E-Form
If you would like to appeal against an admission decision please complete an E-Form. The link for the form is: Appeal against an admission decision-Lancashire County Council