Admissions Policies

Applying for an In-Year Transfer to Bishop Martin Primary School

Please contact school via email to or telephone 01695 724 730, with your child's details and your main contact details (inc. email and mobile number) and we will send you an electronic in-year application from via Forms (one of our communication tools).

Alternatively complete this form and return it to school via

email to:

or via post to: Bishop Martin CE Primary, Birkrig, Digmoor, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9BN

You should not use this process if you are applying for

A child who has an education, health and care (EHC) plan - please contact the Inclusion Service for guidance

A Looked After Child - please apply directly through the local area education office

Apply now for a Reception Primary School Place 2023 -2024

Information about Primary Schools in our area


The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.

This appeal should be submitted using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school. The appeal forms and advice on how to complete them is available on the Lancashire County Council website: 

Lancashire County Council will contact you in respect of your appeal application and inform you of the arrangements. The outcome of the appeal will be notified to you in writing.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding to all parties, i.e. the family and the school.

Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors' decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.

2025-26 Admissions Criteria Consultation

Our admissions criteria for academic year 2025-26 is up for consultation from today and it will last for 6 weeks. Please read through the proposed policy and if you have any questions or feedback please email them to by Friday 19th January 2024.


(if you would like a paper copy of this booklet please ask at the school office)