Information about student admissions to the school

How to Apply

To apply for a place at St Cecilia's RC High School for admission in September 2024 parents must apply via Lancashire’s online application system.  The closing date for applications is 31 October 2023.

Apply here

In addition, please complete the Supplementary Information Form by clicking the link below:

Admissions - Supplementary faith request form

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Students' admission into Year 7 in September is arranged by the Area Education Office in line with our admissions policy. Details concerning the application process for places at local secondary schools are published on the County Council website which is available in the Autumn Term.

Student admissions in Year 7 at times other than September, and at any time for students in Years 8 - 11, are dealt with directly by the school. The school's standard admission number for Year 7 in September is 120. Parents who are initially unsuccessful in obtaining a place at the school may appeal. 

Admissions Arrangements

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Appeal for a secondary school place

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.

Information on deadlines, hearings and more can be found here

In Year Admissions

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:

In Year Admissions Form

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If you wish to send faith evidence you may also wish to complete the in year supplementary information Form:

Admissions - Supplementary faith request form in year

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Completed forms should be returned to or alternatively posted to the school address: St Cecilia’s RC High School, Chapel Hill, Longridge, PRESTON,  PR3 2XA

Ofsted Report 2019

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