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?



  • 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

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