Wednesday, 1 March 2023 is secondary school offer day.
If you live in Knowsley and you’ve applied for a place at secondary school for your son or daughter starting this September, you should find out what school place they have been offered on 1 March (or in the coming days, depending on how you applied).
When will I be told which school place my child has been given?
If you applied online, you will typically be notified by email on Wednesday 1 March (please check your spam and junk mail folders if you cannot see an email in your inbox). If you haven’t received an email, you can log into the parent portal to see which school has been allocated to your child.
If you applied using a paper application, an offer letter will be posted to you on 1 March and you should expect it to arrive in the following few days.
I have not yet had an email or letter. What should I do?
Please ensure you check your spam and junk email folders or log into the parent portal to see what school has been allocated to your child.
If you applied by paper application your child’s school place offer will be sent by post. Please allow a few days from 1 March for the letter to arrive.
If you can still not access your allocation result, contact the school admissions team
I’m happy with my child’s offered place, do I need to do anything else?
If you live in Knowsley and have been offered a Knowsley school place, you do not need to do anything further – the school have your child’s details and will be in contact with you in the coming weeks with more information. You do not need to formally accept the place at this time.
If the school you have been offered is in another authority, the school will be in contact with you and will confirm if you are requested to accept the place.
I am not happy with the place my child has been allocated. What should I do?
If your child is not offered a place in your school/s of preferences, you will be given information about the waiting list and appeal process.
If you are not happy with the place that has been offered to your child, you can request a change of preference – more information about how to do this can be found on the Knowsley website at Apply for a school place | Knowsley Council
How do I appeal for a school that I have been refused a place at? Who should I contact?
Your allocation email/letter will have more information about how to request an appeal and who to contact, there is also information on the Knowsley website.
If you have been refused a school in another authority you will need to initially contact that local authority for details of the correct appeal process for the school.
Contact Knowsley Council’s school admission team
Email email@example.com or phone 0151 443 5143 / 3372 / 3373
The team aim to respond to your enquiry within 3-5 working days
I’m trying to contact the school admissions team but can’t get through
On the day that school offers are sent to parents and in the following days the school admissions team receive a large number of telephone calls and you may experience some delay getting through. You can leave a voicemail or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get in contact with you as soon as they are able to.
The council website has lots of information about the admissions process that may help to answer any question/enquiry you have – please visit Apply for a school place.