Determined Admission Arrangements for Knowsley schools 2021/22

Who To Contact

School Admissions, Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU

The council consulted with schools, neighbouring local authorities, church authorities and parents before determining (deciding) admission arrangements for the 2021/22 intake of nursery, reception and Year 7 pupils.

An online public consultation was published on this website for the required six week period (from Friday 22 November 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020)

On this page you can:

  • Find out admission policies and arrangements for schools
  • Find out admission numbers for schools
  • Find out how to raise an objection to these policies and arrangements - if you are a parent or guardian
  • Find out primary and secondary admission schemes
  • Find out contact details for the School Admissions team

No objections were received about the proposed arrangements, so the arrangements have now been determined (decided). You can view the arrangements on the below links. Please make sure you have the right software to view PDF documents (for example - Adobe).

Admission policies, arrangements and numbers for schools in Knowsley

Following determination of admission arrangements, the Multi Academy Vantage Trust have confirmed to the Local Authority that Knowsley Lane Primary Academy will be in a position to admit above the published admission number and will admit up to a maximum of 60 children in the reception group for 2021/22 entry.

Admission arrangements for faith schools (Catholic or Church of England schools) in Knowsley

Voluntary Aided Schools/Academies (Catholic and Church of England schools) are also required to determine their admission arrangements each year. The determined admission policies and admission numbers for Voluntary Aided Schools in Knowsley can be found on the links below and can also be requested from the individual schools.

Variations to admission arrangements – As a result of the enforced closure of places of worship during the Covid 19 pandemic, the admission authority of each of the six Church of England Primary Schools in Knowsley are seeking approval from the School Adjudicator/Regional Schools Commissioner to a variation in their determined admission arrangements for 2021/22 in respect of oversubscription criteria that relate to attendance at worship. This is a matter of clarification for applicants who wish to be considered under such criteria and the variation requested by each school is that:
"In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.".

Secondary schools

Primary schools



Huyton and Knowsley Village


Prescot, Whiston and Cronton



How to raise an objection as a parent or guardian

Parents have a right to raise an objection with the Schools Adjudicator if they believe that the policies are not lawful or do not comply with the mandatory elements of the national School Admissions Code.

You can find full details of how to raise an objection on the Department for Education website page - Objection to school admission arrangements - objections must be made no later than Friday 15 May 2020.

Primary and secondary admission schemes

The Local Authority has also put together primary and secondary admission schemes. These documents give the arrangements for applying for places, dates and processes for entry to school in the 2021/22 school year.

Report to the School Adjudicator

The Local Authority is required to return an annual report to the School Adjudicator. The 2020 Knowsley report can be found below:

Contact the School Admissions team

If you have any questions about the above, please either e-mail or contact:

Knowsley School Admissions
Education Improvement Team
PO Box 21
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU