Thank you for your interest in seeking a place at Cardinal Allen Catholic High School for your son / daughter. Our website contains a vast amount of information covering all aspects of the life of the school and the links at the bottom of the page will take you to the information that we think will help you in choosing a high school along with links to the application process.

Of course, the best way to get an understanding of what our school is about is to visit us. Our Open Evening this year is on Thursday 28th September 2017, beginning at 6.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and talk to our staff and pupils and to ask the many questions that you will undoubtedly have. In addition to our Open Evening, I want to extend an open invitation to all families to come and see the school in action on a normal school day. Please just call the school office and we can arrange an appointment at your convenience.

Application Process

Cardinal Allen High School is a Voluntary Aided School, and so admissions are controlled by the Governors in accordance with arrangements agreed with Lancashire Education Authority. Cardinal Allen is part of a family of Catholic schools. Other members of this family, who are often referred to as our ‘partner schools’ are: Sacred Heart, Thornton; St John's, Poulton; St Mary's, Fleetwood; St William's, Pilling; St Bernadette's, Bispham; St Mary's, Gt Eccleston; St Teresa's, Cleveleys; and, St Wulstan's & St Edmund's, Fleetwood.

In recent years, in addition to our partner schools, pupils have also been admitted from the following schools: Carelton Green Community Primary; Bispham Endowed CE; Thornton Primary; Holy Family (Blackpool); Anchorsholme; St Hilda's (Carleton); Charles Saer; Chaucer; Flakefleet; Larkholme; Manor Beach; Norbreck; Northfold; Royles Brook; Shakespeare; Stanah; Westcliffe; and Revoe.

There are 165 places available for admission to Year 7 in September, 2018. The equal preference system considers all applicants, not only those pupils and their families applying from our partner schools.

Parents apply for a place at secondary school through their local authority by either completing a paper application form or by applying online. For a place at Cardinal Allen and other Voluntary Aided Church schools, parents also need to complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it directly to the school. Over recent years, several families have missed out on a place for their child simply because we did not have the relevant information that the SIF provides. If

we do not receive a SIF then it may result in your application being incorrectly assessed and you missing out on a place for your son / daughter.

If you should have any questions about any aspect of school life or the application process please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The links below will help you access what you need.

School Prospectus 2018
Additional Guidance Admissions
School Prospectus Insert 2018
School Admissions Policy 2019
Supplementary Information Form 2019
Lancashire Parents
Blackpool Parents