Education and schools

The School Admissions Team co-ordinates applications for admission to reception class in primary school and transfer from primary to secondary school. We also provide advice and guidance regarding school transfer at other times (in-year admissions) and details of admission policies and arrangements.  Visit the section to find out further information or make an application.

A good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life. Most children are normally educated at school and regular attendance is of vital importance.

Depending on your circumstances, you can get help meeting the cost of your child travelling to school.

The Education Improvement Service delivers the Council’s statutory duties in relation to school improvement, attendance, admissions, virtual school for Children Looked After, and advice and guidance to schools in relation to safeguarding children.

A pupil is usually excluded when the child’s behaviour is unacceptable and they need some time out of school. Exclusions from school.

FACE provides a range adult and family education accredited and non-accredited courses. They are delivered in a range of venues across the borough including schools, libraries and community venues. To find the right course for you, visit the FACE website.

Find a primary, secondary, special school or sixth form in Knowsley, how to get to school by train bus, bike or on foot and how to apply for a Knowsley school place.

Subsidies may be available through the further education or sixth form provider who receive funding from the Education Funding Agency in the form of a discretionary bursary. 

The Knowsley Education Commission has been convened by Councillor Andy Moorhead, the Leader of the Council, to improve education in the borough and ensure that Knowsley children get the education they deserve. The Commission will support schools in building  good practice and addressing the challenges that many wealthier areas of the country do not face.


School Admission Appeals for September 2018 entry (primary and secondary).

By law, children aged between 5 and 16 years must receive education at school or through alternative arrangements such as home education. Parents are responsible for ensuring this happens.

Term dates for Knowsley primary, secondary and special schools from 2016 to 2017.

A range of support is available to pupils in Knowsley's mainstream schools who have English as an additional language.

Are you in Year 11 or Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and need help with making your next step into employment, training or education? Knowsley’s Targeted Advice and Guidance Team (TAG) can help!