Arrange a visit
We would very much welcome the opportunity to show you around our school. To arrange a one-to-one visit for you and your child, contact us or call in at reception to make an appointment.
Applications must be made using the Common Application Form which will be made available by the Local Authority’s School Admission Team.
Applications can also be made online via the Local Authority’s website –
Applications for Secondary School places must be made direct to the Local Authority no later than 31st October
All places will be offered by the Local Authority’s School Admissions Team on behalf of South Shore Academy.
You must apply to the authority where you live. If you are unsure, for example if you live near council boundaries, it is whichever Local Authority you pay your council tax. If you live outside the Blackpool area, please contact you home authority to request an application.
Parents/carers requesting a place at South Shore Academy either because they are new to Blackpool, or because they are wishing to transfer from another Blackpool School will be required to complete a Common Application Form allowing them to express three preferences.
Where South Shore Academy is unable to offer a place because the school is oversubscribed, parents have the right of appeal to an independent admission appeal panel. Parents should notify Blackpool Children’s Services Department as soon as possible if they want to appeal. Parents will have the opportunity to submit their case to the panel in writing and also to attend in order to present their case. You will receive 10 school days’ notice of the place and time of the hearing.
There are situations where a child needs to change school other than the ‘normal’ time; such admissions are known as non-routine admissions. Parents are required to complete a common application form, provided by the Local Authority, allowing them to express up to three preferences. The admission of all students to Blackpool schools will be co-ordinated by the School Admissions Team. If there is no place, then the School Admissions Team will provide information about how to appeal against the decision. Appeals for children moving into the area will not be considered until there is evidence of a permanent address.