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 will open on 1 September.

Apply for a school place

The closing date for Foundation 2 applications is 15 January 2019 and Year 7 applications is 31 October 2018. You will not be able to apply online after the closing date 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 2019

Online registration for year 6 assessment to attend a non-Catholic grammar school in Wirral is now closed and you will need to complete a paper registration form. 

Assessment tests

A booklet has been produced to explain the Wirral assessment tests (known as 11 Plus).

If your child is not sitting the test in their own primary school 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.

Primary school information for parents

View the timetable for primary school applications

You will not be able to apply online after the closing date and will need to complete a paper form.

The online application process will open on 1 September 2018.

Secondary school information for parents

View the timetable for secondary school applications

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 21st October 2018.

The online application process will open on 1 September 2018.

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 [email protected].

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