Primary School Admission 2019/20

Do you have a child who will turn 5 between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020?
If so s/he can start school in September 2018. Applications for next academic year open from 6th September 2018 and close on the 15th January 2019 for children starting school next year-September 2019/20..
The Local Authority would prefer families to make online applications. You can apply online at any time after the 6th September.
A limited number of paper copies of the admissions booklet are available from the school office.
The closing date is Tuesday 15th January 2019 If you need any help or advice you can contact the Admission Team at 10 Duke Street, Blackburn BB2 1DH or Tel: 666613.
You will receive a written offer of a school place on the 16th April 2019.

Joining Hoddlesden St. Paul's CVE from another local school or moving into the area 

We admit 30 children into each age group from Reception to Year 3. Historically the school had a Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 28, therefore current Years 4 to 6 have a PAN of 28.  


Some children join St. Paul's from other schools and this is known as an 'in-year' admissions. 


Current vacancies

 Year Group       Rec













Vacancies  1 0 2 0 0 0
Number on roll/PAN 29/30 30/30 28/30 31/30 28/28 31/28 28/28

Last updated: Monday 7th March 2019


In-year admissions are managed centrally by BWD Council and are based on the current admission criteria for community schools.  Steps to joining St Paul's:

  1. Contact the school admissions team.
  2. Once you have been notified by the Council of a place at St.Paul's for your child(ren), make arrangements to visit us.  Contact us at School by telephone to arrange a tour. 
  3. A member of the Senior Leadership Team or Head teacher will meet you and your child(ren) to tour the school and answer any questions that you may have.

Admission Policy 2019-2020

Admission Policy 2018-2019

Admissions Policy 2017/18

Primary School Admission Booklet for September 2019 Intake

Wanting to leave Hoddlesden St. Paul's Form