• Nursery Admissions

    Information for the September 2024 intake will be uploaded soon.


    If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 they will be eligible to start our school nursery from September 2023.

    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, you need to complete a Nursery Admissions form and a Nursery Application form, and return them to the school office along with the supporting documentation (Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate and a recent utility bill)

    You can access a form from the school office, or electronically by emailing [email protected]

    The deadline for submitting your application form to school is Friday 10th February 2023.

  • Reception Admissions September 2024

    Admissions September 2024

    Our admission number for September 2024 is 60.

    To apply for St Austin’s reception class for September 2024 you must complete a school application form and return to school by 15th January 2024, 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. Local Authority Admissions Website.

    We will be holding 4 meetings for parents/carers to have a look around the school and collect all the relevant forms.

    There will be a maximum of 2 adults per child allowed to attend, and strictly no children are allowed on this occasion.  You must book a place at one of these meetings via our school office on 0151 427 1800 or email [email protected]

    Tuesday 7th November – 9.15am – 10.15am             Wednesday 15th November – 9.15am – 10.15am

    Wednesday 22nd November – 9.15am – 10.15am            Tuesday 9th January – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

    You can collect the relevant information at the school office or email [email protected] to request a form electronically. There is a maximum of 30 adults per meeting.  You will be shown around the school by our year 6 children.

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


    Reception 2024 –Reception Admissions form 2024

    Admissions Policy and Arrangements 2024-2025 –Admissions Policy & Criteria

  • Secondary School Admissions

    To all our year 6 Parents/Carers

    If your child is in year 6 from September 2023, you are now ready to apply online for a secondary school place for September 2024. To access the Local Authority Website please go to the following web page:

    Click here for Liverpool City Council Admissions

    This website is available from 1st September 2023.

    Closing date for applications is 31st October 2023.

    What do you need to do?

    STEP 1


    • 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

    STEP 2


    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?

    STEP 3


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

    Liverpool City Council Admissions

    • 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

    Useful Websites

    Common Myths Secondary Transfer

    Checklist for Visiting Schools

    Equal Preference Scheme

  • 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 [email protected] for further advice and information about vacancies, and how to apply.

  • Appeals

    If your child is not allocated a place at the school you prefer, you have the right to appeal the decision of the admissions authority.

    For further information and guidance on how to appeal, including deadlines, please see the attached link to the Archiocese of Liverpool.