Royal Cross is Lancashire's school for deaf children. Most of our admissions take place in September but we would welcome applications at any time during the year. Prospective parents and their children are actively encouraged to visit Royal Cross to explore our specialist provision for hearing impaired children. At Royal Cross, we believe in working closely with families to achieve the best possible outcomes for every child.

Pupils can attend from pre-school age up to the end of year 6. A pupil may also be admitted at any time during his/her education according to need. It is expected that all our pupils have Statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Places are offered subject to agreement of the Local Authority Admissions Panel; availability and suitability.

On receipt of a request and documentation from the area office, the following procedures will apply:

  • A visit to school by the potential pupil and parents
  • Pupils will be discussed at the school’s Admission Panel meeting (held termly).
  • A review of the documentation relating to the pupil by the Headteacher and potential class teacher.
  • A discussion with other professionals who have an awareness of the needs of the potential pupil.

Pupils are admitted from all areas of Lancashire and other surrounding Local Education Authorities.

We welcome the opportunity to meet parents and their children for an informal without prejudice visit.

Updated 26th November 2017


For further information please follow the links below:

SEND Service area teams

North - Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster
Tel: 01524 581 200

South - Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Preston
Tel: 01772 531 597

East - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle
Tel: 01254 220553

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