Our Lady & St John is a Catholic College provided by the Diocese of Salford and maintained by Blackburn with Darwen Local Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided School. The school’s Governing Body is the admissions authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.

Please note, that for the school year commencing September 2023 the Governing body has set its planned number at 150. The governors recognise that the first responsibility of the school is to serve the Roman Catholic community for which it has been established. This is focused on designated parish communities and the Roman Catholic primary schools that are partners in providing for those communities. Where we have additional spaces, we welcome all students in line with our over-subscription criteria. In establishing their over-subscription criteria the governors have taken full account of the Code of Practice produced by the Department for Education. This is reflected in the emphasis placed on supporting children in public care.

For any admission enquiries please contact Blackburn with Darwen School Admissions team on 01254 666605 or by e-mail