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To all our year 6 Parents/Carers

If your child is in year 6 from September 2018, you are now ready to apply online for a secondary school place for September 2019.  To access the Local Authority Website please go to the following web page:

This website is available from Wednesday 12th September 2018.  You have received a booklet from school giving you the advice and guidance you need to apply for your place in secondary school.

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2018.

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