The online school place application system is unavailable between midnight to 4am whilst it is being backed up.

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, we recommend that you register and apply online.

Apply for a school place

We recommend that you apply online. If you are not able to apply online, download and complete one of the forms below. Please email the completed form to schooladmissions@wirral.gov.uk or return to the postal address provided. Posted application forms can take more than 7 days to arrive with the Admissions team.

Assessment for grammar school education in 2023

No arrangements will be made to assess children if request forms are received after 31 May 2022, 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. The PDF file below may not be suitable to view for people with disabilities, users of assistive technology or mobile phone devices. If you need an accessible copy, please email schooladmissions@wirral.gov.uk

All children will take the assessment at a test centre. We will require proof of ID for your child before they can be assessed.

The assessment comprises two papers taken on the same day. The assessment date will be 19 September 2022. The assessments will be provided by GL Assessment and will include questions on verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, and mathematics.

Applications for school places in September 2023

If your child is due to move up to Foundation 2 in a primary school or Year 7 in a secondary school in September 2023, and you are a Wirral resident, the online application process will open on 1 September 2022.

Primary school information for parents

View the timetable for primary school applications

The online application process for children who are due to start Foundation 2 in September 2023 will open on 1 September 2022.

If you are applying to start Foundation 2 in September 2022, the online system has closed and you will need to complete a printable application form. The online application portal is still open to view existing applications.    

Read Primary information for parents

Secondary school information for parents

View the timetable for secondary school applications

The online application process for children who are due to start Year 7 in September 2023 will open on 1 September 2022.

If you are applying to start Year 7 in September 2022, the online system has closed and you will need to complete a printable application form. The online application portal is still open to view existing applications.

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