Annual School Admission Procedures - September Entry

  • Applying for a reception class place in primary school

  • Applying for year 7 transfer to secondary school

September 2021 entry

If you have not yet applied for a September 2021 reception class or year 7 place for your child or you wish to make a change to your application, go to the late/change of preference page where you can access the application portal to make a late or revised application until 31 August 2021.
If you have any query in relation to your child's school offer please contact the Admissions Team by email to or call (0151) 443 3372 / 5142 / 5143.  Officers are available to take calls directly between the hours of 10am and 12noon, outside of these times you can leave a voicemail and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
More information can be found by downloading the primary/secondary education information booklets (composite prospectus’)


September 2022 entry


The application process for September 2022 entry to reception class of primary school and year 7 transfer to secondary school will begin in September 2021.
Full information regarding the process will be made available on this page by 12 September 2021 and will include access to the online application portal which Knowsley residents can use to make an application for September 2022 entry.

  • The closing date for applications for year 7 secondary transfer is 31 October 2021
  • The closing date for applications for reception class entry is 15 January 2022

The Local Authority also co-ordinate the transfer to year 3 in St Margaret Mary's Catholic Junior School. Information in relation to this process will be sent directly to parents/carers of all year 2 pupils attending St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School during the Autumn first half term and will also appear on this webpage. The closing date for applications for junior transfer to this school is 15 January 2022.
The Local Authority produce an annual composite prospectus which provides detailed information to guide parents/carers through the admissions process. The 2022/23 school admissions composite prospectus for primary and secondary education will be available on this page by 12 September 2021.

 Admission policies for 2022/23

Each school admission authority has agreed it’s admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria for 2022/23. View determined admission policies for 2022/23.

Who to contact

 Write to or make an appointment to visit:

Knowsley Council
School Admissions
Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU


Telephone Contacts:
Primary & Secondary school admissions – (0151) 443 5142/5143
In Year Admissions and general enquiries – (0151) 443 3372/3373