In-Year School Admission Procedures

Apply for a school place or transfer to a Knowsley primary or secondary school. Find out more about the process and requirements.


If you need to apply for a school place or transfer for your child outside of the normal admission periods, this is known as an in-year admission.

Before applying for an in-year admission, we recommend that you discuss your concerns with your child's current school. Changing schools can be a big decision, and it is important to weigh the pros and cons carefully.

To apply for an in-year admission, you will have to fill out a submission form. The application form will ask for information about your child, the reason for the admission request, and your preferred schools.

Once you have submitted the application form, we will process it and make a decision based on the availability of places and your child's needs. We will inform you of the decision in writing.

If your application is successful, your child will be offered a place at one of your preferred schools. If your application is unsuccessful, your child may be placed on a waiting list for a place at your preferred school, or they may be offered a place at another school.

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