Closing dates for secondary school aptitude assessments

If your child is starting secondary school in September 2020, you must register for them to take part in the aptitude assessments by the dates below for the following schools. 

Aptitude and ability exam dates
School Registration closing date Date of exam Telephone
Archbishop Blanch 09/09/19 24/09/19, 25/09/19 0151 233 7373
Bellerive FCJ Catholic College 06/09/19 14/09/19 0151 727 2064
King David High School 09/09/19 wc 23/09/19 0151 235 1420
Liverpool College 21/09/19 12/10/19 0151 724 4000 (ext 228)
North Liverpool Academy 31/10/19 07/11/19, 09/11/19, 05/12/19, 07/12/19 0151 260 4044
St Edward's College 02/09/19 wc 16/09/19 0151 281 1999
St Francis Xavier's Catholic Academy 30/09/19 05/10/19 0151 288 1000
St Hilda's CE High School 23/08/19 21/09/19 0151 733 2709
St Margaret's CE Academy 06/09/19 21/09/19 0151 427 1825
The Belvedere Academy 20/09/19 (noon) 05/10/19 0151 727 1284
The Blue Coat 06/09/19 28/9/19 0151 733 1407

Banding

If the North Liverpool Academy, Liverpool College and the Belvedere Academy are oversubscribed a banding system is used to decide which children are offered places. The results of the test will place applicants in one of five ability bands.

If these bands are oversubscribed, random allocation is used to allocate places.  The aim of using banding is to help the academy to have a spread of children with different abilities and because of this applicants will not be informed about the outcome of the tests for these three schools.