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:
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 email@example.com 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.
- In year transfer for primary aged children (Foundation 2 to Year 6)
- In year transfer for secondary aged children (Year 7 to Year 11)
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
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.
- Primary education booklet 2021-2022 (PDF, 3MB)
- Primary admissions policies 2021-2022 (PDF, 4MB)
- Primary school parental preference form 2021-2022
Secondary school information for parents
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.
- Secondary education booklet 2021-2022 (PDF, 3MB)
- Secondary admissions policies 2021-2022
- Secondary school parental preference application form 2021-2022 (PDF, 664KB)