St. Edmund's Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic School. It serves the parish of St. Richard's, Skelmersdale in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The school is maintained by Lancashire Local Authority as a voluntary aided school.  The school's Governing Body is the admissions authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. 

Please do not hesitate to contact St Edmund's if you would like to visit the school.  We are always available to speak to parents and provide a guided tour of our school.  Choosing your child's school is an important decision and we are here to help you in any way we can.  For the school year commencing September 2023, the Governing Body has set its planned admission number at 15.

How to Apply


To apply for a place at St. Edmund's Catholic Primary School for admission in September 2023 parents must apply via Lancashire’s online application system.  The closing date for applications is 15 January 2023.

In addition, please complete the Supplementary Information Form found below.

The Supplementary Information Form should be completed by 15 January 2023.

Admissions Policy can be found below.

Applying for place at our school during the school year (In-Year Admissions)

In Year Admissions are admissions to school that take place outside the normal admissions rounds.

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 we will advise if there are places available.

To apply for a place, please complete our In-Year Admissions form and return to Mrs Wild.

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.

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

If there are no places available, then you have the right of appeal.   Please see below for appeal information


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.

Admissions Information for Reception

In-Year Admissions


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