Consultation on School Admission Arrangements 2020/21

The local authority is currently considering the admission arrangements for pupils entering nursery classes, reception classes and Year 7 of community primary schools and those primary and secondary academies in the borough who are adopting the local authority admission policy for entry in 2020/21.

Consultation on the proposed policies and admission numbers will start on 13 December 2018 and closes on 31 January 2019.

Please note:
  • In response to Department for Education guidance, the Local Authority is proposing to amend criterion 1 of its oversubscription criteria to include children adopted from state care outside of England.
  • The Multi Academy Trust that governs Park View Primary Academy in Huyton are proposing a reduction in their planned admission number to 30 effective from 2020/21 entry – a statement from the MAT is included within the consultation documents.

Parents/carers of school-age children and relevant pre-schoolers and community groups who may have an interest are invited to submit their views on the proposals.
On this website you will find the following local authority consultation documents in relation to community primary schools and those primary and secondary academies who are adopting the local authority admission policy:

These documents are also available to view on request from the office of Knowsley Education Improvement Team (Admissions) – the address can be found at the bottom of this page.
In addition, some voluntary aided primary and secondary schools and Academy Primary Schools (Catholic, Church of England and joint faith) are consulting on their own individual policies, these should be available on the individual school website and by request from the individual school.

Where these have been made available to the authority they can be viewed on this page here.

Also available to view are the co-ordinated admission schemes for the annual allocation of reception class places and transfer from primary to secondary school for 2020/21.

These schemes give the practical arrangements of the admissions process.

Submit a response to this consultation

To respond to this consultation, send your written replies to:
Knowsley Borough Council
School Admissions
Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU

Alternatively, email: or call 0151 443 3373
Please note – Please ensure you provide contact details with your response and, if you are responding on behalf of a group, please state its name.
Thank you for taking time to respond to this consultation.  Final decisions will be taken by 28 February 2019 and the determined versions of these consultation documents will be made available by 15 March 2019.