Education and schools

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

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.

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!