If you have a child who is to start school in September 2024 the closing date for applications is January 15th 2024.

The on-line application system goes live on 1st September 2023 at  and search under ‘school admissions’.

If you need any clarification about procedures etc, please contact us.

The Local Authority will issue Offer letters in April 2024.

If you secure a place for your child at St Oswald’s, you will hopefully be invited to our Induction Programme called ‘Little Owls' which will start June 2024 and will run on a Wednesday morning for 5 weeks. This will provide a brilliant induction to school life and will ease the transitions from nursery or home to school. How exciting!

Our first Open Morning of the year will be Wednesday 18th October 2023 fom 9.15am - 10.30am and gives you the opportunity to see the school in action! Alternatively you can contact the office to arrange a visit. 

Please click on the links below for St Oswald’s Admissions Policy for 2024/2025 and Supplementary Faith Form. The Supplementary Faith Form is essential for correct ranking in the Admissions Criteria. This form MUST be returned back to school before the closing date 15th January 2024.


Primary School Appeals

For information regarding how to appeal a primary school place click below: 

Appeal against an admission decision - Lancashire County Council  


In Year Admissions

In-year admission is the process of applying for a school place during the school year. Any application 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, which is available below. Where a place cannot be secured, parents will be offered a legal right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Lancashire County Council administers the appeals process on behalf of the school. Parents can complete the school’s appeal form Appeal for a school place – Lancashire County Council on Lancashire county council’s website.

For enquiries, please contact Mrs Rothwell in the school office on 01772 613402 or via email at




Contact Us

St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB

T: 01772 613402