Nursery Admissions

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they will be eligible to start our school nursery from September 2022.

We will be offering both 15 hours per week (am or pm) and 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday only. We do not offer part weeks. Hours are as follows:-

Universal morning session – 8.30am – 11.30am
Universal afternoon session – 12.15pm – 3.15pm
30 hour provision extended offer – 8.30pm – 2.30pm

Additional extended day for 30 hour
children only – 8.30am – 3.15pm (£4 per session – £20 per week)

Every child is entitled to 15 hours free early years entitlement from the term after their 3rd birthday and 30 free hours to those families that are eligible. For further advice see the following Government website

Admissions to our school nursery will be determined by the Governing Body. All preferences listed will be considered on an equal basis and, where there are more applications than the number of places available, we will apply the schools admissions criteria.

Please indicate on the application form what nursery provision you would prefer. Once we have collated all of the information and applied our admissions criteria, we will be to confirm if your child has been offered a place.

To apply for a place, please complete the Nursery Admissions form and the Nursery Application form below, and return them to the school office along with the supporting documentation (Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate and a recent utility bill)

The deadline for submitting your application form to school is Friday 18th February 2022.

Alternatively you can collect a paper copy of the forms from the school office.




Reception Admissions

Our admission number for September 2022 is 60.

To apply for St Austin’s reception class for September 2022 you must complete a school application form and return to school by 15th January 2022, without this form your application cannot be considered.

We require 3 supporting documents with your form, (1) birth certificate (2) baptism certificate (3) utility bill less than 3 months old providing proof of residence. Applications cannot be accepted at school without all these documents. When you submit your full application, a receipt will be issued from the school office.

In addition to the form above, you must make an application to the Local Authority. You can do this by clicking on the link below, which will re-direct you to the schools admission page at the Local Authority. If you click on ‘Apply for Reception and Secondary Year 7’ this will take you through the process step by step.

If you are unable to register on-line, you can visit any one stop shop throughout the city who can assist you further with your application on-line. Alternatively, if you require a hard copy application form contact the Local Authority admissions team on 0151 233 3006.

We will be holding 4 meetings for parents/carers to come into school, meet the Headteacher, and collect all the relevant forms. Our usual meetings are held during school hours, however, this year, meetings will be held with COVID restrictions in place, so will take place after school. There will be a maximum of 2 adults per child allowed to attend, and strictly no children are allowed. You must book a place at one of these meetings via our school office on 0151 427 1800 or email

Tuesday 9th November – 4.30pm – 5.30pm Thursday 18th November – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 23rd November – 4.30pm – 5.30pm Tuesday 11th January – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

For parents/carers who already have a child in school, you do not need to attend these meetings, you can collect the relevant information at the school office or email and we can email you the form.

School Virtual Tour

Liverpool City Council



Secondary School Admissions

To all our year 6 Parents/Carers

If your child is in year 6 from September 2019, you are now ready to apply online for a secondary school place for September 2020. To access the Local Authority Website please go to the following web page:

This website is available from Wednesday 12th September 2019.

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2019.

What do you need to do?



  • Go to the school open evenings
  • Take a checklist along with you of questions you want to ask.
  • Collect information either from school or from Internet:
  • School prospectus
  • School profile
  • Ofsted report
  • School website
  • Performance tables – available from
  • Include your child
  • Ask for and consider their opinions and ideas



Check how closely your child fits the Admission Criteria or Policy – each school has a policy – BE REALISTIC

Over subscription criteria – this is applied if there are more applicants than places

Remember schools criteria differ. For example, community schools apply different criteria to faith schools

What do I need to do?



If you live within the boundaries of Liverpool City Council Complete the on-line form

  • If you are an ‘out of city’ resident you must apply to your home authority, e.g. Knowsley, Sefton,etc
  • This applies no matter which Primary School your child attends or Secondary School you are interested in
  • You can name schools in other authorities on Liverpool’s application form
  • Check if the schools you are interested in need a direct application. For example, faith schools and academies. These forms are additional to the local authority application


Apply on time
Keep copies of all receipts
Keep your e-mail address active





In-Year Transfers

We warmly welcome all children to our school.

For parents/carers of children who are currently in another school, and wish to apply for St Austin’s as an ‘in-year’ transfer are advised to contact the school office on 0151 427 1800 or email for further advice and information about vacancies, and how to apply.