Fair Access Protocol (FAP)

The School Admissions Code states each Local Authority must have a Fair Access Protocol to ensure that - outside the normal admissions round - vulnerable and hard to place pupils are able to access school places.

The Knowsley Fair Access Protocol seeks to ensure that all schools admit an equal share of pupils requiring a high level of support or offering particular challenges.  To achieve this, the protocol allows the Fair Access Panel to make admissions in excess of the admission number or to refuse where places are available.

The protocol is reviewed on an annual basis and full details can be found in the Knowsley Fair Access Protocol document (below).

If you require this document in another format, please contact schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk

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

Email: schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk

Telephone Contacts:
Primary & Secondary school admissions – 0151 443 5142/5143
In Year Admissions – 0151 443 3372/3373