Balshaw's is a Voluntary Controlled State school. There are no special requirements for entry such as church attendance and the admissions are managed by Lancashire County Council Admissions Authority.

All of the information that you require to apply for your child to attend Balshaw's is in the Lancashire County Council link below. You will find information about the catchment area and boundaries and all information you may require about the process of applying for a high school for your child.

You can access the Determined admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled secondary schools for 2025/2026 via the Lancashire County Council website link here.

You can find our School Prospectus documents here.

You can find details about our Curriculum here.