If your child is due to start Reception or Year 7 in September 2020

Year 7: Online applications have now closed. Please read the process for late applications

Reception: You must apply by Wednesday 15th January 2020. See school websites for primary school open days.


We are consulting on community and voluntary controlled school admission arrangements for September 2021/22. View details and how to comment.


Apply for Reception and Secondary Year 7

How does this work?

  • You can only apply online for a Primary Reception class or Secondary Year 7 place for schools if you live in Liverpool. If you live outside Liverpool and want to apply for a school here, you must apply through the education authority where you live. For all other places please see our Other applications page.
  • Once you have created an online applications account, you can apply for up to three schools for Primary Reception class and up to five schools for Secondary Year 7.
  • Some schools (mainly faith schools) also ask you to complete additional paper forms that must be sent directly to them.

Step 1

  1. Find the schools you are interested in.
  2. Read the relevant policies for each school.
  3. If the school has supplementary forms download them, if available. Some schools (mainly faith schools and some academies) require you to send additional forms directly to them.

Step 2

  1. Register and apply online.
  2. Complete and send any supplementary forms directly to the school.

Need help?

Help with applying

You can also visit our Get help page for further information about choosing and applying for schools.

This page also has additional documents you may want to read, including the primary and secondary co-ordinated policies which explain how school places are allocated.