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Roughlee Church of England Primary School

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Applying for School Places


For Lancashire resident families who will require a primary school place the means of application is via Lancashire's on-line system by clicking on the link below (then search "primary school admissions")


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 on-line 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  application on-line.

Admissions Criteria for Roughlee Church of England Primary School


The number of places available in each year group is 7.


If applying for a school place, you can:


Apply online by clicking on the link above or please contact the school on 01282 613613 or email:


Criteria for admission:

When a school is oversubscribed on parental preferences, then the following priorites apply in order:

1.Children in public care at the time when preferences are expressed and who are still in public care at the time of their admission to school, and those who have been previously looked after, then
2.Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical, social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned, then
3.Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start, then
4.Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives.  Those living nearest to the preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority.


The distance criterion which will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria is a straight line (radial) measure.  If the Local Authority is unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg twins or same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.


For further information, please use the link above.


Visiting School


We are more than happy to welcome visitors to come and look around the school.

To book an appointment, please email Miss Lord on

In Year School Transfers


If you are interested in transferring your child to our school, please contact Miss Lord on to be added to our Waiting List. 

School Address

O Roughlee Church of England Primary School Blacko Bar Road, Roughlee, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6NX UK