Virtual School Tour


Deadline for admissions for September 2021 is 15th January 2021!

Apply for a school place in Lancashire

Please ring for an appointment if you wish to be shown round the school by Mrs Owen the headteacher. We organise this in a Covid-safe way. Either ring Mrs Ousey or Mrs Tennant in the school office (01704 225332) or email Mrs Owen directly: 

Important information about applying for a school place in Lancashire

Banks St Stephen's is a Voluntary Controlled (VC) Church of England Primary School.

There are around 2,000 VC schools, of which all but 20 are primary schools. VC schools are 'managed' by the local authority (LA) whilst maintaining their distinctive characteristics.

The key characteristics of a VC school are:

  • The LA employs the staff, but they are appointed by the governors
  • The LA is responsible for admissions arrangements.
  • The LA can advise the governing body; the diocesan director of education (DDE) may be given the same opportunity to advise.
  • RE taught is the LA agreed syllabus and worship reflects the Anglican tradition
  • No one group of governors is in a majority. Church or Foundation governors are in a minority.

To find out about how children are accepted into school please take a look at our Admissions Criteria and Policy Booklet by clicking on the documents below:


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