Late applications and change of preference

The online application portal will remain open for making a late or change of preference (second) applications after national offer day. Visit the portal.

If you are not able to make an online application, please contact the school admissions team by email or telephone and you will be advised how to make a late/change of preference application.

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

Late applications

If you live in Knowsley and have a child who is of age to start reception class at primary school or transfer to year 7 of secondary school in September 2021, and you have not yet applied for a place, you should complete an application as soon as possible.

Change of preference

After national offer day, if you wish to make a revised application by naming different school preferences, you can do so.

Any new application will replace your original application, so you should 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 list/s or appeal for schools where your child has been refused a place, you should rename these schools within your revised 3 preferences – see example below:
Example of application
Any school offer currently held will not be removed unless a new school offer is being made.

If you have been refused all 3 of your original school preferences and offered an alternative school by the local authority, you can request for your child to be placed in a different Knowsley School that has vacancies. In this circumstance you should email schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk stating that you wish to change your alternative offer and identifying the school with vacancies that you would prefer.

Secondary school transfer – year 7

  • The online application portal may be briefly closed immediately prior to national offer day when initial allocations are being completed but will open again from 1 March.
  • Late/changed applications submitted after 1 March naming Knowsley schools as preference will not be processed until week commencing 15 March - all applications revieved during this period will be considered together and applicants will be advised of the outcome of their late/changed application as soon as possible after this date
  • After 15 March, further late/changed applications will be processed in date order and outcomes issued as soon as possible and typically within 10 working days.
  • Late/changed applications from Knowsley residents naming schools in other authority areas will be sent to the relevant authority as soon as is practicable and Knowsley will be informed of outcomes in accordance with the late processing timeframes of that authority.

Primary school admission – reception classes

  • The online application portal may be briefly closed immediately prior to national offer day when initial allocations are being completed but will open again from 16 April.
  • Late/changed applications submitted after 16 April naming Knowsley schools as preference will not be processed until week commencing 3 May - all applications received during this period will be considered together and applicants will be advised of the outcome of their late/changed application as soon as possible after this date.
  • After 3 May, further late/changed applications will be processed in date order and outcomes issued as soon as possible and typically within 10 working days.
  • Late/changed applications from Knowsley residents naming schools in other authority areas will be sent to the relevant authority as soon as is practicable and Knowsley will be informed of outcomes in accordance with the late processing timeframes of that authority.

Contact:

Email: schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk
 
Telephone:     
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
Huyton
Knowsley
L36 9YU