This page provides the main information for parents/carers about the processes for applying for a place at a school in Sefton.
If you are looking for Nursery provision for a child under school age, please go to www.seftondirectory.com/childcare where you can search for OFSTED registered nurseries and childminders in your local area.
National Offer Day Information for Secondary School Places 2020
Monday 2nd March 2020 is National Offer day for the allocation of Secondary School places.
If you applied for your secondary school place online you will receive an email confirmation (if you requested to be notified by email). You can also log in to the citizen portal directly to view your offer information.
If you did not apply online, an offer letter will be posted on 2nd March which you should receive within two days.
Further information and frequently asked questions can be found on the Starting Primary or Secondary School in September 2020. Further information regarding submitting an Appeal for a school place can be found on the School Admission Appeals page. The National Offer Day for Primary School Places is on Thursday 16 April 2020.
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'.