Annual School Admission Procedures
 

  • Applying for a reception class place in primary school

  • Applying for a year 7 transfer to secondary school

September 2018 entry

 
If you have not yet applied for a September 2018 reception class or year 7 place for your child or have any queries in relation to your child's school offer (including making a change of preference, your child's place on a Knowsley School waiting list or right of appeal) please contact the team.

You may also wish to refer to the admission booklets via the links below for detailed information.

September 2019 entry

 
The application process for September 2019 entry to reception class of primary school and year 7 transfer to secondary school will open in September 2018. Full information regarding the process and how to apply, including the online application form for Knowsley residents, will be available on this page in September.

  • The closing date for applications for year 7 secondary transfer is 31 October 2018
  • The closing date for applications for reception class entry is 15 January 2019

 
The Admissions Team also co-ordinate the transfer to year 3 in St Margaret Mary's Catholic Junior School. Information in relation to this process will be sent directly to parents/carers of all year 2 pupils attending St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School during the Autumn first half term and will also appear on this webpage. The closing date for applications for junior transfer to this school is 15 January 2019.

Admission Booklets - Information for Parents

 
The Local Authority produce an annual composite prospectus which provides detailed information to guide parents/carers through the admissions process. The documents below refer to the process for admissions during the 2018/19 school year

The 2019/20 composite prospectus  for primary and secondary education admissions will be available on this page in September 2018.

In-year School Admission Procedures

  • Applying for a school place/transfer to a Knowsley primary school
  • Applying for a school place/transfer to a Knowsley secondary school

An in year admission is when a request is made for a place at a school or a transfer from one school to another outside of the typical points of admission.

Please Note: Applications will not be processed during school holiday periods as schools are closed.

If you have moved to the Knowsley area and your child is without a school place, please contact the admissions team so that your child/ren details can be recorded for monitoring purposes.

Primary School In-Year Admission (reception - year 6)

Applications should be made directly to the Knowsley primary school you are applying to.  The school will then notify you whether or not a place can be offered.
 
If you have a query in relation to an application submitted prior to the school closing for summer break, you will normally need to wait until schools re-open in the Autumn Term to discuss the application further - the admissions team can assist with general process queries.
 
If you wish to make an application for the 2018/19 school year, the primary in-year application form and procedures will be available on this website before the start of the Autumn term.

 To apply for a school outside of the borough, please contact the relevant local authority.

Secondary School In-Year Admission (years 7 -11)

The Local Authority co-ordinate requests for in-year admission to Knowsley secondary schools.

Please Note: any applications received after 16 July 2018 will not be processed until schools re-open for the Autumn Term.

2017/18 Applications
If you submitted an application for transfer to a Knowsley secondary school prior to 16 July and have not received an outcome to your application, the admissions team will contact you during the summer break to update you on the status of your application.


2018/19 Applications
If you wish to make an application for the 2018/19 school year, the secondary in-year application form and procedures will be available on this website before the start of the Autumn term.

To apply for a school outside of the borough, please contact the relevant local authority.

Fair Access Protocol (FAP)


The Local Authority has a Fair Access Protocol the main purpose of which is to ensure that schools admit an equal share of children requiring a high level of support or offering particular challenges. For such applicants, if the Fair Access Panel agrees, schools may be required to admit above their Published Admission Number (PAN) or it is also possible that a school with available places may refuse admission.

All schools must participate in their local authority’s protocol. The Local Authority reviews the Fair Access Protocol on an annual basis. The 2018/19 protocol document will be made available on this site.

Nursery class admissions


Children can normally join school nursery classes the term after their third birthday. If you wish to apply for a nursery place in a Knowsley primary school, please contact the individual school directly for more information or download the documents below:

For further information regarding education and childcare places for pre-school aged children only please contact Knowsley Early Years and Childcare Information Service telephone: 0800 085 2022 (option 1) / (0151) 443 5635.

Apply for a sixth form place

If you wish to apply for a sixth form place at Knowsley Community College please contact them directly on (0151) 477 5850.

Home Education

You may decide to educate your child at home instead of sending them to school.  You, as the parent/carer, would be responsible for providing a full-time education, suitable to the child’s age, ability and any special education needs.  For more information please telephone: (0151) 443 5139.

Determined Admission arrangements 2019/20


A consultation has taken place to determine the admissions policies to be used for 2019/20 admission to Knowsley schools.
 
Admission policies are used to determine how places are allocated is a school receives more applications than the number of places they have available to offer.

Details of the determined documents and the possibility of making objections to the schools Adjudicator can be found within the Determined admission arrangements 2019/20 section of the website.

Who to Contact

Write to or make an appointment to visit:

Knowsley Council
School Admissions
Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
L36 9YU

Email: schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk

Telephone Contacts:
 
Primary & Secondary school admissions – (0151) 443 5142/5143
In Year Admissions – (0151) 443 3372/3373