Late applications and change of preference

Late applications

If you live in Knowsley and have a child who is of age to start reception class at primary school (i.e will turn 4 years of age on or before 31 August 2020) or transfer to Year 7 of secondary school, and you have not yet applied for a place for September, you should complete the relevant application below and return it to the admissions team as soon as possible.

You will need to print the form and complete it – you can then return a scanned copy to or post to the address on the form.

If you do not have the facility to print the form, please contact the team and we will arrange for an application to be sent to you.

Please note: if you live in another authority area but would like a place in a Knowsley school, you must contact your home authority who will co-ordinate your application.

Change of preference

If you wish to make a change to your original application by naming new or additional preferences, you can do so, but offers are limited to where places are available.

Please email to request a change of preference and you will then be prompted for the appropriate information to progress your request.

Alternatively, you can complete the application form above but please note the information below so you know how this application will be considered.

Any new application that you make will replace your original application, so please carefully consider what schools you name on your new application and the order you place them in.

If you wish to remain on any waiting lists or appeal for schools where your child has been refused a place, you should rename these schools within your revised three preferences.

Any school offer you currently hold will not be removed unless a new school offer is being made.

If you have been refused all three of your original school preferences and have been offered an alternative school by the local authority, you can request for your child to be placed in another Knowsley School that has vacancies by indicating you wish to retain your original preferences but change your alternative offer.
Please note: Any late or change of preference applications received after 16 April 2020 will not be processed until week commencing Monday 4 May 2020.


Secondary & Primary 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