Applying for a place at this school.
Knowsley Village Primary School is a community primary school.We welcome visits to the school by families who may be interested in applying – please ring 0151 289 5349 for more information and we can make an appointment for you to come and see us.
We are delighted to announce that the admission number for Knowsley Village School is now 30. This is as a result of being previously oversubscribed for 5 years.
Following the granting of planning permission, an additional classroom base within the school premises has been built and is now operational for the 2017/18 school year. This additional classroom has resulted in an increase to the net capacity assessment and enabled the school to return to an organisation of single age classes across all year groups. The Local Authority will formally determine an admission number of 30 for 2018/19. This statement is to ensure transparency for all potential applicants to the school during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 school years.
Under the provisions of the School Admissions Code, The Governors of Knowsley Village Primary School agreed with the Local Authority (the Admission Authority) that, effective from November 2016, they will admit up to a maximum of 30 children across all year groups in the school (Reception to year 6).
Due to the change in the admission number there are now some places available in year groups that previously were not .Please contact the school office for current year group availability. For admissions in current Reception 2017 to Year 6 mid year application forms are available from the school office and visits to the school to meet Mrs Barlow, the staff and children are most welcomed.
School Admission Policy for Reception Places 2018
Paper copies are available from school or from the Knowsley Inclusion Team (Admissions) by phoning 0151 443 5142/3. The booklet gives you all the information you’ll need to apply for school places. Up to date admission policies will be sent to schools in each new academic year and given to parents.
Any appeals for Places are carried out via the Local Authority and not the school. Parents should contact the Local Authority if they wish to appeal.
Applications for places in the Reception class are made between September and January each year. So applications for September 2018 are in by mid-January 2018 It’s really important to apply on time. Details of how to apply and other useful information are given in the admission booklet.
Applications at other times / Mid year Applications
If you are moving to this area and are interested in a place for your child, please get in touch with the school. We are happy to make an appointment for you to view the school. There is an In-Year Application form available from the school office to complete. Please ring the school re available places. For years 1 to 6 we do offer an internal waiting list and places will be offered if they become available.
Any appeals for places are made via the Local Authority and not through the school.
We take pupils into the nursery on a termly basis – the term following the child’s third birthday. There is a local authority nursery booklet which includes the application form available on the Knowsley Council website https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/knowsleycouncil/media/Documents/nursery-education-admissions-2016-17.pdf or from the school. You can use this form wherever you live.
NB Obtaining a place in the nursery does not give your child automatically result admission to reception class – you still need to apply for a reception place at the right time.
From September 2017 we offer 30 hours for eligible parents of 3 year olds.(Nursery age) Please contact the school office for further details. Places for the extended child care offer are limited.
If you have any queries about how to apply for this school, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or call in. The Inclusion Team ( LA Admissions) can also assist with general advice.
LA Consultation for 2019/20
The Local Authority is consulting on the proposed admission arrangements for 2019/20 entry. The Local Authority is also consulting on behalf of any participating academies who have elected to use the Local Authority admission policy.
In addition, the Local Authority has published details of the 2019/20 co-ordinated schemes for admission to reception class and year 7 as part of the consultation.
Please find attached a link to the consultation documents which can be found on the Knowsley Council website https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/your-council/consultations/school-admission-arrangements-2019