Admission Arrangements for Knowsley Schools 2022/23

The council consulted with schools, neighbouring local authorities, church authorities and parents before determining admission arrangements for the 2022/23 intake of nursery, reception and Y7 pupils.

An online public consultation was undertaken via this website for the required six week period (from 14 December 2020 to 31 January 2021).

No objections were received in respect of the proposed arrangements and subsequently the arrangements have been determined and can be viewed via the links below:

Please note that, following determination, the Local Authority has made an amendment to the admission arrangements to ensure that the statutory requirement to give highest priority to looked after and previously looked after children, including those from state care outside of England is met. This is a mandatory change required by the revised Admissions Code, effective from 1 September 2021.

The Local Authority has also formulated primary and secondary admission schemes. These documents give the arrangements for applying for places, dates and processes for entry to school in the 2022/23 school year.

Academies and Voluntary Aided Schools (Catholic and Church of England) are also required to determine their admission arrangements on an annual basis. The determined admission policies and admission numbers for Knowsley Voluntary Aided Schools and those Academies who are not adopting the LA admission policy, can be accessed from the links below and can also be viewed on the individual school website.

The admission authorities of these schools/academies are also expected to make any necessary amendment to their admission oversubscription criteria to ensure that the mandatory requirement to prioritise previously looked after children from state care outside of England is adhered to and is effective in the application of their policies from 1 September 2021.

Secondary Schools

Following determination of admission arrangements, the Governors of All Saints Catholic High School have confirmed to the Local Authority that they will be in a position to admit above the published admission number and will admit up to a maximum of 210 children in the year 7 cohort for 2022/23 entry.


Primary Schools


Huyton and Knowsley Village

Prescot, Whiston and Cronton


All documents will be published soon.

Parents have a right to raise an objection with the Schools Adjudicator if they believe that the policies are not lawful or do not comply with the mandatory elements of the national School Admissions Code. 

Full details of how to raise an objection are given on the DFE website

Objections must be submitted no later than 15 May 2021.
If you require any of these documents in another format, please contact [email protected] or the individual school. 

Report to the School Adjudicator

The Local Authority is required to return an annual report to the School Adjudicator to comment on the effectiveness of admission arrangements and outcomes. The 2021 Knowsley report can be found below:


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