Reception Admissions (and information for secondary admissions) - September 2021
Updated 28th September 2020
The application period for 2021 entry to reception class of primary school and year 7 of secondary education will open for Knowsley residents on Friday 11 September.
If your child’s birthday falls on or between 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 you can apply for a reception class place – the national closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.
If your child is currently in Year 6 at primary school, and typically has a date of birth that falls on or between 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010, now is the time to apply for your secondary place – the national closing date for applications is 31 October 2020.
The Knowsley application is for use by Knowsley residents only, if you live in another authority you must apply on your home authority’s application, but you can name primary and secondary schools in Knowsley as preferences if you wish.
The Local Authority produce a composite prospectus (Information for Parents) which provides detailed information to guide parents/carers through the admissions process. Before applying for your primary (reception class) place or secondary school place for September 2021, please read the relevant Information for Parents Booklet as it contains vital information regarding the application process and explains how the allocation of school places is undertaken.
The answer to any questions you have about the admission process will most likely be found within these documents but please contact the team ((0151) 443 3372 / 5143 / 5142) if you have any further questions.
Sylvester Primary Academy welcomes all applicants, wherever they may live. We welcome visits to the school by families who may be interested in applying – just give us a ring on 0151 477 8320 and we can make an appointment for you to come and see us.
Please take a look at the Knowsley Primary Education Admissions 2020-2021 document below for further information on the admission process.
Paper copies are available from school or from the Knowsley Inclusion Team (Admissions) by phoning 0151 443 5142/3. The booklet gives you all the information you’ll need to apply for school places. Applications for places in the reception class are made between September and January each year. So applications for September 2020 are made no later than mid-January 2020. It’s really important to apply on time. Details of how to apply and other useful information are given in the admission booklet above. (If you live in another borough, contact your home authority for details of which form to use.) If you are moving to this area and are interested in a place for your child, please get in touch with the school initially who can provide you with all the appropriate paper work and provide information on whether the school has places.
Applying for a place at our Nursery
We take pupils into the nursery on a termly basis – usually the term following the child’s third birthday. There is a local authority nursery information sheet which includes the application form available below:
If you have any queries about how to apply for this school, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or call in. The Inclusion Team (Admissions) can also assist with general advice. We have attached “Expression of Interest” forms below. Please use these if your child would like a place at our school. They should be handed into the school office with a birth certificate and recent utility bill. We will then send out the Council official application forms to you at the correct time for you to apply for your place. These forms provide all the details that the school needs to register your child.