Secondary School Places and Appeals for Blackburn Central High School


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Blackburn with Darwen primary school students found out what secondary school place they were offered last weekend. Parents can log on to the Blackburn with Darwen Parent Portal to view the result of their child’s application.

If your child has been refused a secondary school place at a BCHS, their name is added to a waiting list. If places become available, they will be filled from the waiting list in priority order. The waiting list will remain open until December 2019.

To find out your child’s position on the waiting list please contact the Council’s Admissions Team, telephone (01254) 666605.


Right of Appeal

If your child has been refused a secondary school place at Blackburn Central High School and you wish to appeal, please email for an appeal form.

March 31st 2019 is the closing date for receipt of appeal forms for appeals to be held in May 2019.

If you need advice on completing the appeal form please contact the Admissions Team, telephone (01254) 666605.


Changing schools during the academic year

A child admitted as a Year 7 student will remain in that school until age 16. Occasionally, parents may consider a change of school.

A change of school form is available from the Admissions Team, Children’s Services and Education Department, 10 Duke Street, Blackburn, BB2 1DH. Telephone (01254) 666605.

If you wish to discuss if places are available at a school, please contact the Admissions Team, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (01254) 666605.

If you require any further information relating to school admission appeals, please contact the school appeals team on (01254) 585109 or

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