The application period for 2022 entry to reception class of primary school and year 7 of secondary education will open for Knowsley residents on 10 September.
- If your child’s date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 you can apply for a reception class place. The national closing date for reception class applications is 15 January 2022
- If your child is currently in Year 6 at primary school, and typically has a date of birth that falls on or between 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011, now is the time to apply for your secondary place. The national closing date for applications is 31 October 2021
The Knowsley application is for use by Knowsley residents only, if you live in another authority you must apply on your home authority’s application, but you can name primary and secondary schools in Knowsley as preferences if you wish.
The Local Authority produce a composite prospectus (Information for Parents) which provides detailed information to guide parents/carers through the admissions process. Before applying for your primary (reception class) place or secondary (year 7) school place for September 2022, please read the relevant prospectus, as it contains vital information regarding the application process and explains how the allocation of school places is undertaken.
The answer to any questions you have about the admission process will most likely be found within these documents but please contact the team if you have any further questions.
All applicants are requested to make an online application – all you will need to do this is an email account.
The online application is quick and easy to use and will guide you through the process.
If you have received a letter from the Local Authority indicating that your child is expected to start reception class or transfer to secondary school in September 2022, the letter will have an identification number unique to your child. If you enter this number when prompted as you are completing the form, your child’s details should appear and then you can add your school preferences. Don’t worry if you haven’t had a letter as you can still complete the application.
Once you have completed the application and submitted it, you will receive a confirmation email that it has been submitted to the Local Authority.
Please check the individual school admission policies and requirements and read the relevant admission prospectus before you make your application
Login to the Parent Portal to make an application
You can return to your application at any time up to the closing date to make changes. For more information about making changes, please visit the page making a late application or making a change to your application.
If for any reason you cannot make your application online, please contact the school admissions team to request a paper application form. Please be aware, if you apply by paper application, you will not be able to access your allocation result online or by email – a letter will be issued by post on national offer day so you are not likely to receive your allocation result until after this date.
Junior School transfer
Transfer to year 3 in St Margaret Mary's Catholic Junior School is also coordinated. Information about the application 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.
Parents/carers of children attending other infant/primary schools may also wish to apply and should contact the School Admissions Team to request an application form.
The closing date for junior transfer applications to this school is 15 January 2022.
Supplementary Information Forms (SIF)
Some schools have a supplementary information form that applicants need to complete in addition to the Local Authority application if they wish their application to be considered under certain criteria of the admission policy for that school. Supplementary information forms for Knowsley schools are available directly from the individual schools or can be found on the supplementary information form page
Parents/carers are recommended to obtain as much information about the schools they are interested in to help decide on preferences. As well as reading the school admission policy and viewing the school website, you can contact the schools directly by email or telephone to request a copy of the school prospectus or specific information.
Attendance at open events can also be helpful. Details of Knowsley secondary school open events are shown in the table below, for enquiries regarding primary school open events, please contact the individual primary schools directly. Please remember, attending these events has no effect on how places are offered but will provide an insight as to what the schools can offer.
|All Saints Catholic High School
Roughwood Drive, Northwood,
Kirkby, L33 8XF
Thursday 23 September 2021
4pm – 8pm
The Avenue, Wood Road,
Halewood, L26 1UU
Thursday 23 September 2021
4.30pm - 7pm
|Kirkby High School (Academy)
Bracknell Avenue, Southdene,
Kirkby, L32 9PP
|Thursday 16 September 2021
Tuesday 14 September 2021 & Wednesday 15 September 2021
|6pm – 8.30pm
9am - 11am
|Lord Derby Academy
Seel Road, Huyton,
|Thursday 9 September 2021
Saturday 2 October 2021
|5pm – 7.30pm
10am – 12noon
|The Prescot School (Academy)
Knowsley Park Lane,
Prescot, L34 3NB
Thursday 30 September 2021
4pm - 7pm
|St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High Academy
Cumber Lane, Whiston,
Merseyside, L35 2XG
Thursday 7 October 2021
5.30pm – 8pm
In the event that open events can not be held due to any restrictions imposed by the management of Covid 19, our schools will do their very best to ensure you have all the information you require.
Who to contact:
Primary & Secondary school admissions – 0151 443 5142/5143
In Year Admissions – 0151 443 3372/3373
Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21