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 and email the completed scanned form to schooladmissions@wirral.gov.uk or return to the postal address provided. Please note that posted application forms can take more than 7 days to arrive with the Admissions team.

Assessment for grammar school education in 2022

No arrangements will be made to assess children if request forms are received after 31 May 2021, 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.

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 either 20 or 21 September 2021. 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 2022

If your child is due to move up to Foundation 2 in a primary school or Year 7 in a secondary school in September 2022, and you are a Wirral resident, the online application process will open on 1 September 2021.

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 2022 will open on 1 September 2021.

If you are applying to start Foundation 2 in September 2021, the online system has closed and you will need to complete a printable application form (PDF, 430KB). The online application portal is still open to view existing applications.

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 2022 will open on 1 September 2021.

If you are applying to start Year 7 in September 2021, 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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