Admission to Community Primary Schools – County Policy
The admission of pupils to a Community school is the responsibility of the Education Authority. Information on the application process can be found here:
The admission criteria for community primary schools can be found at the following link:
To apply for a school place please click this link;
Admission Procedures – School Policy
The school’s published admission number for 2020-21 is 30.
The current policy is that children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August each year will be admitted to school in the September of that year.
Admission arrangements are discussed in detail with all parents prior to admission to ensure that parents are fully informed and involved in this important milestone and to make certain that all pupils settle into school life quickly and happily. A comprehensive Pre-School programme operates between May and July and there are many opportunities to meet staff and discuss both admission arrangements and the Early Years Curriculum.
In light of Covid-19 we are having to operate our viewings in a different way, in order to protect both visitors and staff and pupils. We are producing a virtual tour video which will give a really good insight into our school visiting the classrooms, grounds and facilities that we offer here at Garstang Community Primary.
The video will be available next weekend – the link will be posted on here as soon as it is available. Following this if there are further questions there will be an opportunity to book an appointment to meet the Head in her office.