The online school place application system is unavailable between midnight to 4am whilst it is being backed up.
Applications for school places in September 2019
If your child is due to move up to Foundation 2 in a primary school or Year 7 in a secondary school in September 2019, and you are a Wirral resident, the online application process has now closed.
You can view or accept the offer of a school place online.
Late applications for school places
The closing date for Foundation 2 applications was 15 January 2019 and Year 7 applications was 31 October 2018. You can no longer apply online and will need to use a paper form. Forms received after the closing date will be treated as late applications. Further details can be found in the information booklets for parents.
Assessment for grammar school education in September 2020
Online registration for year six assessment to attend a non-Catholic grammar school in Wirral is now closed.
No arrangements will be made to assess children if request forms are received after 31 May 2019, unless they have moved to Wirral from outside of the borough.
You will need to complete a paper registration form if you wish to apply.
A booklet has been produced to explain the Wirral assessment tests (known as 11 Plus).
All children will take the assessment at a test centre. We will require proof of ID for your child before they can be assessed. You must complete the ID form below and attach a passport-style photograph which will need to be verified by your child's school.
Your child must bring this form with them on the test date and may not be able to sit the test without it.
Applications for school places in September 2020
If your child is due to move up to Foundation 2 in a primary school or Year 7 in a secondary school in September 2020, and you are a Wirral resident, the online application process will open on 1 September 2019.
Primary school information for parents
The online application process for children who are due to start Foundation 2 in September 2020 will open on 1 September 2019.
- Primary education booklet 2019-2020
- Primary admissions policies 2019-2020
- Primary school place application form 2019-2020
Secondary school information for parents
The online application process for children who are due to start Year 7 in September 2020 will open on 1 September 2019.
If your child is taking a selective test for entry to grammar school, please do not submit your application until after you have received the outcome of the tests, which will be sent to you by 21 October 2019.
- Secondary education booklet 2019-2020
- Secondary admissions policies 2019-2020
- Secondary school place application form 2019-2020
Apply for a transfer to a Wirral primary or secondary school
Admission to Wirral schools is co-ordinated by the council. Schools cannot offer places directly. Parents are advised to discuss the reason for requesting a transfer with their current school prior to making an application.
To apply for a transfer between schools or from outside Wirral, download and complete one of the forms below and return to the postal address provided or email the completed scanned form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In year transfer for primary aged children (Foundation 2 to Year 6)
- In year transfer for secondary aged children (Year 7 to Year 11)