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.


If your child is due to start school in 2020:

If your child's 4th birthday falls between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you will need to apply for a primary school place for September 2020.  If you live in Blackpool (so if you pay your council tax to Blackpool or receive housing benefit from Blackpool Council) you can apply through the Blackpool council website .


The deadline for applications is 15th January 2020


Before this time we are very happy to welcome families to our school for a visit. Our open events are as follows:


Saturday 2nd November from 10.00 a.m. (Principal’s welcome at 10.15 a.m.)

Thursday 28th November from 5.30 p.m. (Principal’s welcome at 5.45 p.m.)


If these dates are not suitable please contact the academy and we will do our best to make alternative arrangements with you, please do contact us.


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 2020 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.


If your child is moving school:

Applications for entry to the academy from another school (known as mid-term admissions) 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.


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:

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

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