School Admission Arrangements 2022/23

Knowsley Council 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 2022/23. 

On this page 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. 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. 

Voluntary aided schools/academies and academy schools not adopting the LA policy are responsible for determining their own individual admission policies, these should be available on the individual school/academy website and by request from the individual school. 
Also available to view on this page are the Knowsley co-ordinated admission schemes for the annual allocation of reception class places and transfer from primary to secondary school for 2022/23. These schemes give the practical arrangements of the admissions process and are followed by all schools and academies in the Knowsley authority area. 

Hard copies of the consultation documents or copies in other formats are available by request to

Please Note:

  • The Multi Academy Trust that governs Willow Tree Primary Academy in Huyton and Knowsley Lane Primary Academy in Huyton are proposing an increase in their planned admission numbers.
  • The Multi Academy Trust that governs Lord Derby Secondary Academy in Huyton will no longer be adopting the LA admission policy and will conduct a consultation in respect of their individual academy policy.

Have your say

To respond to this consultation, please email or send written responses to:
Knowsley Borough Council
School Admissions
Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU
Please ensure you provide contact details with your response and, if you are responding on behalf of a group, please state its name.

Consultation on the proposed policies and admission numbers will open on Monday 14 December 2020 for the required six week period and closes on Sunday 31 January 2021.
Thank you for taking time to respond to this consultation.