Annual school admission procedures September 2024 entry

Find out more 2024 admission procedure for schools in Knowsley here.

The national application deadline for 2024 secondary school year 7 and primary school reception class places has now passed.

Late applications 

The online application portal will remain open for any Knowsley resident wishing to make a late application or a change of preference (revised application) after National Offer Day. 

Visit the late application and making a change page for more information.

When you will receive your offer

Knowsley residents who applied via the online application portal, will receive their allocation result by accessing the portal and by email on the National Offer Date. Other applicants get their allocation result by in the post on National Offer Day.

Academic year  National Offer Date
Reception 16th April 2024
Year 7 1st March 2024

No information regarding allocation outcomes will be available until National Offer Date and, to protect your personal data, allocation information discussed by telephone will normally only be with the named applicant and security checks may apply.

After you receive your offer

There is no requirement to formally accept a place in a Knowsley school, it will be assumed that your child will take the place in September. 

If your child no longer needs the school place, email Knowsley School Admissions to confirm and briefly state the reason.

 Please note, the Local Authority won't usually withdraw offers unless you confirm alternative education or the offer was due to error/false information.

Refusals

If you weren't offered your top choice school, it's because other applicants had higher priority under the school's specific oversubscription criteria. 

For Knowsley schools, details of how places were allocated at oversubscribed schools will be available on this website after national offer day.

Waiting lists

If your child wasn't offered a place at their preferred Knowsley school, their name will automatically be added to the waiting list for that school. These lists remain open until the end of the autumn term in December 2024.

If a place becomes available on a waiting list, the admissions team will contact you directly by email.

You can check your child's current position on any Knowsley school waiting list by contacting the admissions team. Please keep in mind that waiting lists are dynamic, and your child's position can change based on other applicants' actions and withdrawals.

If your circumstances change in any way that might affect your child's place on a waiting list (e.g., change of address), please notify the admissions team by email as soon as possible.

Appeals

You have the right to appeal against any refusal of a school place to an independent appeal panel, you can find out more on the appeal page here

More detailed information about the annual admission application and allocation process can be found in the admissions pages of this website or in the Admissions Composite Prospectus:

School-specific information

For details about specific admission arrangements for reception classes or secondary school transition in your child's allocated school, please wait for communication directly from the school itself. They will send you this information as soon as possible.

For details about specific admission arrangements for reception classes or secondary school transition in your child's allocated school, please wait for communication directly from the school itself. They will send you this information as soon as possible.

Allocation enquiries

We aim to answer any questions about your child's school allocation within 5 working days. However, please be patient as we receive a high volume of enquiries after national offer dates. Your understanding is appreciated.

Other enquiries

Accepting a place, refusing a school, or waiting list position

Please contact the school directly for assistance.

Appeals for schools outside Knowsley

Please contact the respective local authority for information or visit their website.

Contact

Email

schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk

Telephone

Primary and Secondary school admissions

0151 443 5142

0151 443 5143

In year admissions

0151 443 3372

Post

Knowsley Council

School Admissions

Education Improvement Team

PO Box 21

Municipal Buildings

Archway Road

Huyton

Knowsley

L36 9YU

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