It is easy to apply for a place at our outstanding 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 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.

Admission documents for September 2022

Due to the temporary closure of public places of worship during the Covid-19 pandemic, Governors have amended the school policy for admissions in September 2022 to take into account these circumstances. The changes mean that attendance at public worship will be considered without the time period in which these venues were closed. The text of the policy has been altered to reflect this change, and the Office of the Schools Adjudicator has been informed along with the Diocese of Blackburn. The above statement is for the purposes of notification, and not consultation. 

Admission Documents for September 2022

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 2022 will be a maximum of 155. 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 County administer our school appeals. Information on timescales for these appeals can be found on our appeals page and the Lancashire school appeals page. 

Admission Documents for September 2023


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

In Year Admissions are admissions to school which take place outside the normal admissions rounds (for year 7).

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 the child will be admitted where there are available places.

Applying for a place with us

To apply for a place, please complete our In-Year Admissions form below. 

In-Year Admissions Form

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

You may ring the school office to confirm that the form (and accompanying evidence) has been received.

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.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right of appeal.   Please see below for appeal information. Please note, that the waiting list does NOT guarantee a place at our school and if your child is currently not in education you should either make an appeal to our school and/or apply for a place at an alternative school.

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

Appeals (If the LA co-ordinates appeals on behalf of the school)

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.