When your child moves into Year 6 you will be advised by your primary school how to access Lancashire’s online admissions application system. There you will find information from your education authority describing the process for admission to secondary school. It is the responsibility of applicants to contact the high schools to inform themselves of individual admission policies and to find out when the schools' open evenings will be held.

St Michael’s CE High School Admissions Process complies with Lancashire’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme and is approved by the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education. Every parent will be asked to express all three of their secondary school preferences on one application, which is submitted to Lancashire County Council online. If you live outside Lancashire County Council you will express your three preferences to your own education authority e.g. Bolton or Wigan, and they will forward your choices to Lancashire where any of your choices is a Lancashire school. The closing date for applications for high school is 31st October 2019. It is also the responsibility of applicants to read thoroughly the Admission Policy and arrangements 2020 – 2021 for St Michael’s CE High School so that they understand how to make an application to the school. The full policy and arrangements can be found on the “Policies” tab and then “Admissions” (make sure you click on 2020 - 2021 version)

St Michael’s, along with many church schools has its own additional supplementary form. This form MUST be completed if you want the application to be assessed under the faith criteria for admission and returned to the school by 31st October 2019. The supplementary form will be available from the school.

Applications received after 31st October 2019 will be marked as late. 

Our current published admission number (PAN) is 225 .


For those applicants applying in September 2019 for a place at the school in September 2020, please see our Admissions Policy for 2020-21.

If you are applying for a place at the school prior to September 2020, please see our admission policy for 2019-20 which can be accessed here.

Admissions Privacy Notice

At St Michael’s CE High School as part of the secondary school admissions process, we collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about applicants for admissions at the school.

Information collected by us

The information we collect is personal information (such as name, address and parental contact details), information on Looked after children, sibling information, social or medical needs and faith/worshipping information.

In addition we receive information you have shared with the local authority as part of the admissions application process (such as confirmation of looked after children, adoption or special guardianship/child arrangement status and confirmation of EHCP status and current school attended).

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information to prioritise applications according to our oversubscription criteria and to enable us to contact you or your nominated faith leader, your local authority secondary admissions team and your child’s primary school.

How long your personal data will be kept

For successful applicants who obtain a place at the school, we will hold your information securely and retain it as part of the pupil record until the pupil reaches the age of 25, after which it will be securely destroyed.

For unsuccessful applicants for places at the school, we will hold your information until the end of first half of the term in which the admission start date is requested.  The information will then be securely destroyed.

Who we will share your personal information with

Your local authority (such as Lancashire, Wigan or Bolton)

Admissions team at St Michael’s CE High School

Members of the Governing body involved in the admissions process

The Headteacher of the school, Chair of Governors and Clerk to Governors 

Your nominated faith leader

Your child’s primary school

Keeping your information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

If you would like more information regarding our processes, please see our GDPR policy available on the school website.