Applying for place at Christ the King Catholic High School during the school year (In-Year Admissions)

In Year Admissions are admissions to school which take place outside the normal admissions rounds for Year 7 students.

If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child from their current local school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  Please inform your current school that you are seeking an alternative school as they will be unable to supply the information we will need to support the application unless you have done so.

Applying for a place at Christ the King Catholic High School

To apply for a place, please complete our In-Year Admissions form, and the Supplementary Information form (if applicable)  available at the bottom of this page and return it by email to or on paper to Christ the King Catholic High School, Lawrence Avenue, Preston, PR1 4PR.  Please attach a copy of your child’s baptism certificate where appropriate.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us either by email at or by phone on 01772 252072.

You may ring the school office to confirm that the form and accompanying evidence has been received.

Your application will be acknowledged upon receipt and we will advise you of the outcome within a maximum of 15 school days.

Where places are available but we have more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria will be applied, to ensure the correct child/children are offered the places.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right of appeal.   Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school and if your child is currently not in education you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.

Further information on how to apply for a local school can be found on the Lancashire County Council website:

Appeals (If the LA co-ordinates appeals on behalf of the school)

The school’s admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. If the Governing Body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website:

Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of your appeal application and inform you of the arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, ie the family and the school.

Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.

Admission forms