Flash Lane, Rufford, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 1SN


01704 821300

Rufford CE Primary School

Let your light shine in the world - Matthew 5:16



Thank you for your interest in Rufford Church of England Primary School

Admissions September 2023



If you have a child who has a 4th birthday between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023, then for Lancashire resident families you need to start thinking about applying for a school place, even if an older brother or sister is already attending your preferred school/academy.

The means of application is via Lancashire’s on-line system at:-

www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools   (then click on “School Admissions” then “Apply for a school place”)


The application process will go live on 1st September 2022. It is quick and easy to use and offers an e-mail 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. If you live in Lancashire you can include out of area preferences on your on-line application.


The closing date for primary school applications for September 2023 is at 11-59 pm on:- 15th January 2023

Primary offers will be confirmed with you by 16th April 2023.


For prospective parents, we hold an Open Day in the second half of the autumn term 2022.

We will confirm this date when we have further information. Please keep an eye on our website and school Facebook page for further information.  

We welcome visits throughout the year, please contact us to arrange. Email bursar@rufford.lancs.sch.uk or telephone 01704 821300


For more information you can read our Admissions Policy for 2023 below. 


If you have a child who would like to join our school in any year group at any other part of the year (reception – year 6), please contact us for further details.

Email: bursar@rufford.lancs.sch.uk

Please click on the pdf files below for the School's Admission Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

Please note parents should refer to the admissions policy for the school year their child started in Reception Class..

 2018 Admission Arrangements .pdfDownload
 2019 Admission Arrangements.pdfDownload
 2020 Admission Arrangements.pdfDownload
 2021 Admission Arrangements determined.pdfDownload
 2022 Admission Arrangements determined.pdfDownload
 2023 Admission Arrangements determined.pdfDownload
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If you require further information regarding the admissions procedure please do not hesitate to contact  Mrs R Elleray, Headteacher.