September 2018 Admissions


2018 Primary School Admissions

For our arrangements for selecting pupils who apply, our oversubscription criteria and an explanation of what parents should do to apply for a place at Westcliff, please read the 2018 Primary Brochure. Further details about our admission arrangements are available from Blackpool Borough Council.

Closing date, national offer date and late applications
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018 – you must submit your online or paper application by this date. Applications received after this date will be treated as a late application and the chances of securing a place at your preferred school are reduced.

The national offer date for primary school applications is 16 April 2017. If you apply online, you can access your account for confirmation of your offered school. If you apply on a paper application form, a letter will be posted to you on this date

Oversubscription criteria – how to offer places if there are more applicants than places is in the brochure below:

2018 Primary Admissions Brochure

2018 Secondary Admissions Brochure

Appeals timetable

Appeals Timetable 2018  /  CLICK HERE for appeals

Admissions policies:-

Westcliff School’s Admissions Policy 2017-18

The School Admissions team can be contacted at:

Children’s Services Department, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA

Tel: 01253 476637 / 476829 / 476833


Website: Blackpool Admissions Webpage

Westcliff Primary School and its Governing Body is the admissions authority. It is a private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales.

There are 30 available Reception places at the Westcliff Primary School Site, which is located in the Bispham are, north of Blackpool town centre. The school caters for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

For September 2014 there were 133 applications received by the closing date, 48 of these were 1st preferences.

For September 2015 there were 129 applications received by the closing date, 35 of these were 1st preferences.