Dear Year 6 Parent,
I hope you are all keeping well and that your child is enjoying their last year at primary school. The Covid19 pandemic has made it difficult for everyone and we realise that the impact is being felt far and wide, but schools are doing an amazing job of offering some normality.
At this time of the year we would usually have an open evening, where you would walk the site, listen to me speak and generally get a chance to ask questions. In this town we are lucky to have two excellent secondary schools, each with numerous strengths and fantastic reputations. We are not in competition for students as we have enough places to provide fantastic education to all the children in the town and we both provide something slightly different. This is a wonderful position to be in as a local parent!
This year, schools will not be able to run Open Evenings as we have known them before. We will be working on a way to show the very best of our school to parents and students probably through some in-house videos. We will be sharing stories, information and advice as well as being available for questions. We want to give you a feel for our school and give you the confidence that you are able to secure a place at one of Lancashire’s most successful schools. However, at this moment we cannot say exactly how this will look!
Therefore, we will put together some documents, presentations and share some contact details in the next few weeks so you can make your choice with as much information as possible.
I am aware of schools offering tours, but our risk assessments and commitment to the safety of current staff and students make this difficult. However, once choices are made, places are allocated and the pandemic is under control, we will run an increased number of events so that your child will feel at home from day one. If it is any consolation, our current year 7 were unable to enjoy any of the usual transition process, but thanks to their primary schools, have made the best start ever.
Thank you for bearing with us at this difficult time, but we want to get it right.
Please look over our website for a flavour of our popular, happy and highly successful school and particularly a sense of the achievements of our students.
To find out about our admission arrangements you should contact the local authority.
Applications for places in year 7 at the school are made via the local authority by 31st October.
Applications for admissions to other year groups should be made to the school in the first instance.
For students hoping to enrol after the start of Y7: If you have moved to the Lytham St Annes area and are applying for your child to join us please contact Main Reception. If your child is currently enrolled in a local secondary school, from which you wish to transfer, then parents/guardians should contact their current school and ask for an "In year Transfer Form". This should be returned to the Pupil Access Team (Lancashire North).
If you would like to appeal for a place at Lytham St Annes High School, please download the Appeals Form and read the Appeals notes carefully. This form must be returned to the school and not Lancashire County Council.
Applying for places for September 2021
For Lancashire resident families who will require a secondary school place in September 2021 the means of application is via Lancashire's new online system at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools
It is quick and easy to use and offers an email receipt of all submitted applications. Please ensure that you hit the "submit" button when you are ready to send in your completed online application. You must apply even if you already have siblings at your preferred school. If you live in Lancashire you can include out of area preferences on your online application.
If you have submitted and received an email acknowledgement of an online application you can log back onto the system during the application period to view this. If however, you go back into your original application this may have been over written (it definitely will if you make any changes). It will then no longer be valid. This applies for all changes, even very minor ones e.g. hyphens, apostrophes and typo corrections.
To ensure that your online application remains valid you are therefore strongly advised to press the re-submit button if you revisit the system at any time during the application period (whether or not changes were made). You should then receive a further confirmation email.
The closing dates for applications for September 2021 are at 11-59 pm on:
Secondary school applications - 31 October 2020