Determined admission arrangements for Knowsley schools 2023/24

The Local Authority consulted with schools, neighbouring local authorities, church authorities and parents/members of the public before determining admission arrangements for the 2023/24 intake of nursery, reception and Y7 pupils.

An on-line public consultation was undertaken via this website for the required six week period (from 13 December 2021 to 24 January 2022).

No comments or 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: following determination of admission arrangements, the Multi Academy Wade Deacon Trust have confirmed to the Local Authority that both Whiston Willis Academy in Whiston and Sylvester Academy in Huyton will be in a position to admit above the published admission number and both schools will admit up to a maximum of 60 children in the reception year group for 2023/24 entry.

The Local Authority has also formulated primary and secondary admission schemes. These are the procedures for applying for places and the allocation processes for entry to school in the 2023/24 school year and apply to all schools/academies in the Local Authority area.

Academies and Voluntary Aided Schools (Catholic and Church of England) are also required to determine their admission arrangements on an annual basis.

Parents have a right to raise an objection with the Schools Adjudicator if they believe that any determined arrangements 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 2022.

The determined admission policies and admission numbers for Voluntary Aided Schools/Academies in Knowsley and any Academies not adopting the Local Authority admission policy, can be accessed from the links below and can also be viewed on the individual school website.

Secondary schools

Primary Schools


Huyton and Knowsley Village


Prescot, Whiston and Cronton


 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 2022 Knowsley report can be found below:

2022 Knowsley report to the School Adjudicator

Who to contact

Email: [email protected]

Telephone contacts:
Primary & secondary school admissions – 0151 443 5142/5143
In Year Admissions – 0151 443 3372/3373.

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

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