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Primary school offer day 2021 – what you need to know

by Gemma Melling

Is your child due to start primary school this September? If you live in Knowsley and you’ve applied for a place through Knowsley Council, you will soon be hearing which school they have been allocated a place at.

Here’s what you need to know.

When will I find out which school my child has been given a place at?

Primary school offer day is Friday, 16 April 2021. If you applied online, you should receive an email on this day confirming your child’s place. You may also login to the parent portal to see your offer using the username and password you created when you originally set up your account.  The link to the parent portal can be accessed via the school admissions webpage www.knowsley.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

If you applied by post, you will be notified by post. A letter will be posted to you on 16 April, so you should expect to receive it by 21 April. For security reasons, the school admissions team will not be able to tell you the details of which school your child has been allocated before you receive the letter.

What should I do if I am not happy with the place my child has been allocated?

If you are not happy with the place offered to your child, you can contact the school admissions team and request a change of preference application.  Where places are still available then an offer could be made to your child.

If your child is not offered a place at one of their first preferences, they will receive a letter or email giving more details about the appeals process or you can visit our website for further details www.knowsley.gov.uk/schooladmissions. If he or she is refused a place at a Knowsley primary school, they will be automatically placed on a waiting list and may move up and down this list as other applicants choose whether to accept places at this or other schools.

What if my email or letter does not arrive?

If you applied online through the Knowsley Council website you should receive an email confirming which school your child has been offered a place at. You can also login to the parent portal to see your offer using the username and password you created when you originally set up your account. The link to the parent portal can be accessed via the school admissions webpage www.knowsley.gov.uk/schooladmissions.  If you have not received an email, please also check your junk/spam mailbox but if you have still not received it please contact a member of the admissions team at the council.

If you applied by post your child’s school place offer will be sent back by post. This will only be posted out on primary school offer day – 16 April.  Please allow a few days for it to arrive. If it has not arrived by 21 April, please contact the school admissions team who will need to ask you some security questions before confirming your child’s offer. Please note that the team will not be able to advise you about your child’s place by telephone before 21 April

If I am happy with my child’s offer, do I need to do anything else?

If you are a Knowsley resident and you have been offered a Knowsley school you do not need to formally accept the place. However, if you no longer require the place you must contact a member of the school admissions team.  If you live in Knowsley and the offer is for a school in another authority, that authority may require acceptance, you should contact the school directly.

If the school offered is in Knowsley the school will write directly to you soon with a welcome letter and they may ask you to sign and return a form to accept the offer.

We have moved house since applying for a school place and want to change our preferences. What should we do?

Contact the school admissions team and let them know your change in circumstances. They will advise you about how to request a place at an alternative school.

Find out more about applying for a school place on Knowsley Council’s website.

Contact Knowsley Council’s school admission team

schooladmissions@knowsley.gov.uk

Tel: 0151 443 5143 / 3373.