Knowsley Central School

Knowsley Central School is a special school situated in Knowsley Local Authority. It provides educational provision for pupils who have an Education, Health and Social Care Plan due to having severe learning difficulties and/or complex autism.

Knowsley Central is located in the Huyton area of Knowsley. They work closely with parents, carers, cluster schools and the wider community to provide everyone with a rich, creative, active and inclusive learning community. 

Within the school’s provision is a highly trained and multi-professional team that works with other agencies to provide a wide range of coordinated services for children and families. 

Knowsley Central School is a community that nurtures and supports each pupil, values everyone’s unique worth and contribution, empowers every member to achieve his/her full potential and opens up a world of opportunities. 

It is a place of safety where firm boundaries guide and support, where high expectations lead to life-long learning, and where care and respect build self-esteem and self-belief. 

Knowsley Central School is a Restorative school whose core values are respect, caring, fairness, tolerance, responsibility and honesty.  Restorative Practices aim to build Knowsley Central School’s community and to strengthen and repair its members’ relationships. 

School information

  • Principal: Daryl McConnell
  • Age range: 4 to 11
  • DfE number: 340/7015
  • School capacity: 100

OFSTED rating

Outstanding (Last inspection: 11 December 2019) - Ofsted report


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If your child does not have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP)

If your child does not have an EHCP, you must apply for a secondary place.

This also applies if your child is undergoing an EHC needs assessment but does not have an EHCP.

Upon receiving your secondary school offer, your child’s primary school will share information with the secondary school, including special education needs, as part of their transition process.

If your child has an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP)

Most children with an EHCP transfer to a mainstream secondary school. A small number transfer to a specialist school, but only after discussing it with you.

If your child is leaving primary school, we’ll discuss your preference(s) for a secondary school place at your child's year six annual review. 

We will send you a final amended EHCP by 15 February informing you of your child’s allocated secondary school. The letter accompanying this will explain the next steps.


Knowsley Central School
Mossbrow Road
L36 7SZ
United Kingdom

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