Hawes Side Academy currently accepts 90 pupils into every year group from reception (Foundation Stage) to Year 6.


We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an incredibly important decision and we aim to provide all the information we can to help you do this.


Starting school for the very first time in September 2024


If your child's 4th birthday falls between 1st September 2023 and 31st August 2024, you need to apply for a primary school reception place, to start in September 2023. The deadline for application is 15th January 2024.  Further information can be found here. If you live in Blackpool you can apply for a place using the link below (if you pay your council tax to Blackpool or receive housing benefit from Blackpool Council you apply via Blackpool).

You can apply for a primary school place by clicking here


Once your application has been submitted and processed, you will receive an offer of a primary school place on the primary National Offer Day in April from Blackpool council.  The academy will be advised of the allocations and we will then contact you to detail the next steps in joining our school.


Find out the steps to starting school for the first time here


If your child is moving school (one Blackpool school to another or moving from out of the area):

Applications for entry to the academy from another school (known as in-year applications) should be made directly to Blackpool Council via the school admission team (see contact details below). Only when a space becomes available can we offer a place according to our criteria. In line with Blackpool policy we can only accept admissions from other Blackpool primary schools at the start of a new term, known as the 1st day of term protocol.


You can find out the steps on transferring to our academy here


If your application is unsuccessful:

Should you be unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Hawes Side Academy and wish to consider an appeal, please contact the School admissions team at Blackpool Council in the first instance.  Further information can also be found here.


Further information:

We currently adopt the Blackpool Council policy for Admissions Arrangements which can be found here


Contact information for the Blackpool Council School admissions team is below:

School admissions team

PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA

Telephone 01253 476637

Email schoolaccess@blackpool.gov.uk


Place confirmed, what happens next?

Your place will be confirmed by Blackpool Council Admissions Team who will notify you and us.  We will then get in touch with you and ask you to complete some paperwork to start the admission transition into our academy.  Once paperwork is completed we will discuss start dates and classes.  Click here for more info


Coming to see us

If you would like to see what we do at our academy, see how we all succeed together, please get in touch with the academy office to arrange a appointment.


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