Headteachers are calling for an apology after their schools were left off an online admissions site.
More than 20 Lancashire schools which cater for pupils across the district boundary in Blackpool Borough were not included on the list of options made available to parents applying for secondary school places.
Schools in Wyre and Fylde feared parents were not being offered a fair choice of schools and although the error has now been rectified headteachers want an assurance from County Hall bosses in Preston that it won’t happen again.
The call comes as parents across the county were being urged to make sure they get their applications for next September’s intake in before the end of the month.
One headteacher, who did not want to be named said: “ There are quite a few Lancashire schools who take pupils who live in Blackpool, particularly in places like Kirkham and Poulton etc which have feeder primary schools in that borough.
“Blackpool promised it was a glitch and they would deal with but we need assurances that this is not going to happen .
“We are not after blood but this is the kind of thing that really should go before the Ombudsman and we are asking Lancashire County Council to take it on board and provide us with those assurances.
“It was only brought to our attention by parents- who obviously couldn’t find the schools they were looking for and we don’t know how long this has been going on.”
Coun Sarah Riding, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “This issue arose from a technical error.
As soon as we were aware of this we worked with the company that we use to rectify it as soon as possible.
“We also kept Lancashire County Council, the schools and parents informed of our work to fix the problem.”
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and can re-assure all concerned that the on-line admissions process is now working properly.”
LCC said it was aware of the problem and was in discussions with Blackpool.