Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. The best way to determine which school is best for your child is to find out as much about the school as you can. We are proud of our school and encourage all prospective parents to visit us to see the school in action. Northbrook Primary Academy is part of Endeavour Learning Trust. Northbrook is a thriving school with wonderful children and a fantastic staff, ready to give you a warm welcome.

Admissions to Reception 

Children are normally admitted to the reception class in the September following their 4th birthday as Foundation Stage pupils, with a special Foundation Stage curriculum. They have their own classroom and secure outdoor play area.

All children who will be joining us in the September will also be invited to pre-school taster sessions in June and July where they will meet their teacher and other staff members. They will also be able to familiarise themselves with the classroom and meet the other children who will be in their class. Parents are encouraged to support these activities so that you and your child become as familiar as possible with us, our routines, building and staff and so that your children feel confident and secure in starting school on their first day.

During the summer term our reception class teacher will visit the nurseries and/or houses of our new children due to start in September. We believe this to be an important part of our induction programme as not only does it give you and your child the chance to meet and get to know the teacher it also provides you with an opportunity to talk about any issues or concerns you may have.

We are very proud of our induction programme. We endeavour to ensure a smooth transition from home to school for all our children. Children starting our reception class in September are admitted for full days, unless as a parent you feel a more staggered start over two weeks would benefit your child. Our school operates an open door policy meaning that we are always ready to discuss any concerns parents’ may have regarding their children’s education and welfare.

Year 6 Transition from Primary to Secondary

At the age of eleven, children transfer to the secondary stage of education (key Stage 3). To request a Year 7 secondary school place for September, you must make a formal application through the Admission’s Team at Lancashire County Council via their website.

Online applications for this process starts when your child moves into Year 6 and you must apply between September and 31 October. Offers are made in March.

Further Information

In order to help you to understand the admission process better, we have produced a number of documents listed below. Please read the documents carefully. We hope you will find them helpful and informative. Further information is also available by visiting:

If, after reading the listed documents, you wish to discuss any aspects of the admissions arrangements, please contact the school directly via the school office or use our central email: indicating which school your enquiry is regarding.

Admissions - Policies

Admissions - Supporting Documentation

Appeals Information

Open Mornings & Afternoons

We hold a number of open mornings and afternoons during the autumn term. They give parents and children a fantastic opportunity to meet our children and speak to members of our staff about what we have to offer as a school. 

We hope you will be able to visit our school with your child. Full information about our next Open Events will be available before the summer break, so please keep checking our website or follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest school news. 

If you are unable to attend on the published dates, but would like to visit us on another day, please contact our school office to arrange a tour and our staff will do their best to accommodate your schedule.