This page provides the main information for parents/carers about the processes for applying for a place at a school in Sefton.
The national closing date for submitting Secondary School Applications for September 2020 entry was 31 October 2019. Online applications via the Citizen Portal are no longer possible for Secondary School entry. If you have still not applied, you must now request a paper application form by emailing the School Admissions Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The citizen portal remains open for applications for Primary Schools for September 2020 entry, until the closing date of 15 January 2020.
Starting Primary or Secondary School in September 2020
School Admission Arrangements can be found on the Policy and Reports page.
If you have read the above information and are ready to apply for your child’s school place you can apply online via the Citizen Portal.
For Admissions into any other year groups please refer to the In Year Admissions & School Transfers page.
In year School Admissions and School Transfers
If you are seeking a house move into the Sefton area, recently arrived in Sefton, or moved a significant distance within Sefton, and require a new school place for your child(ren) you can find the relevant information and application forms below
If you are seeking a new school place for your child(ren) at a Sefton school, for reasons other than a house move, this is classed as a ‘School Transfer’ and the relevant information can be found below
School Admission Appeals
If your child has been refused a place at a school by the Admission Authority (or via a Fair Access Panel decision), you have the right to submit an appeal against this decision, to an Independent Appeal Panel. You can find the relevant information on how to submit an appeal against this decision below:
Further details will also be provided to you in the decision letter sent to you when your application has been processed (In Year Admissions) or on the National Offer Days for Primary & Secondary School Admissions.
Home to School Transport
If you think your child may be eligible for Home to School Transport please see the information and application forms below.
Applying for year 10 admission (to Technical Colleges / Studio Schools or 14-16 provision)
If you are considering applying for a place at a 14-16 College, Studio School & U.T.C Please ensure that apply for admission directly to the school/college concerned. More information can be found using the link below
Yr 10 Admission to a UTC, Studio School or 14-16 provision
School Admissions Policy and Reports
View the School Admissions Policy and Reports page which includes the 'Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2019-20 for Primary & Secondary Schools' and the 'Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator - 2019'.