It is easy to apply for a place at our church school since the Governors are the admissions authority but you must follow the correct procedure. If your child is in Year 6 at a primary school there are TWO forms that need to be completed by 31st October.

FORM ONE is the Local Authority form and you will receive details about this form from the primary school that your child attends. On this form you will be asked to give THREE equal preferences for the three High schools that you would like your child to attend. However, if you want your child to attend this school, it is vital that you place Archbishop Temple Church of England High School as your highest preference on this Local Authority form because if you satisfy the admission criteria of all your three preference schools, you will be offered a place based on your highest preference school. The Local Authority want you to complete this form on-line but you can ask for a paper copy. If you do NOT complete this form, you will not be part of the admissions process.

FORM TWO is OUR School’s supplementary form which is available from our school and can be found on our website and in our prospectus. You can indicate under which criteria you are applying for a place and this should be returned to our school by the required date.

If you wish to apply for a place at any other time, please contact our school and you will receive individual advice appropriate to your own circumstances.

​​​​Click below to find out more about our admissions policy.

Arrangements for admission have been agreed following consultation between the governing body, the Diocesan Board of Education, Local Authorities and other admissions authorities in the area.

The number of places available for admission to Year 7 in the year 2024 will be a maximum of 155. The number of places available for admission to Year 7 in the year 2025 will be a maximum of 210. The governing body will not place any restrictions on admissions unless the number of children for whom admission is sought exceeds their admission number. The governing body operates a system of equal preferences under which they consider all preferences equally and the Local Authority notifies parents of the result. In the event that there are more applicants than places, the governing body will allocate places using the admissions policy outlined on the website. For applications into other years, if the year is not full, we will offer a place. If the year group is above its published admission number, parents must appeal for a place in the school using information from the appeals section of the website. 

Lancashire County Council administer our school appeals. Information on timescales for these appeals can be found on our appeals page and the Lancashire school appeals page. 

Documents for Admission September 2025

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Documents for Admission September 2024

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In-Year Admissions

In-year admission is the process of applying for a school place during the school year. Any applications for the intake made after the start of the autumn term will be treated as an in-year application. The in-year admission process is managed by the school. Parents are required to complete the in-year application form, see below. 

In-Year Admissions Form

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If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us by emailing 

Your application will be acknowledged upon receipt.

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.

If there are no places available you have the right of appeal. Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that this does NOT guarantee a place at our school.

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


Where the governors are unable to offer a place because the school is over subscribed, parents/carers have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel, set up under the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998, as amended by the Education Act, 2002. Parents/carers should notify the clerk to the governors at the school within 14 days of receiving the letter refusing a place. Parents/carers will have the opportunity to submit their case to the panel in writing and also to attend in order to present their case. You will normally receive 14 days’ notice of the place and time of the hearing.

Please note that you cannot re-appeal for a place at a school within the same school year unless there has been relevant, significant and material change in the family circumstances.

Appeals which are received after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where this is possible.  There is no guarantee that this will happen and late appeals may be heard after the stipulated date at a second round of hearings.  The schedule is subject to change depending upon the availability of appeal panel members, clerks, venues and the number of appeals for each school (which will vary year on year).