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Admissions to School

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


Admissions arrangements for Reception

All admissions information, process and deadlines for reception aged children are organised by Liverpool City Council. You can access that information either by using the hyperlink below or opening up the document at the bottom of the page.

At Knotty Ash we have 30 places per year group. The Local Authority guidance gives information if we are oversubscribed.

If you have not been successful the following link will guide you to 'how to appeal'


Deaf Children

Knotty Ash hosts a Deaf Resource Base (DRB) which is an integral part of the school.  We are therefore able to accommodate profoundly deaf children in our inclusive mainstream school with specialist teachers of the deaf. The process of admissions to the DRB is coordinated between the school and the Local Authority. The link below would assist parents and carers who were considering us


Nursery arrangements

The school are excited to offer a place  for your child from when they turn three years old. Applications are made directly to the school and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Parents and Carers can submit an application anytime before their child's third birthday. The earlier the better!


There is a morning session and an afternoon session, each can accommodate up to 26 pupils

Morning session 8.40am-11.40am

Afternoon session 12.25pm-3.25pm


Please see Nursery information page for more details


Any other year group

Occasionally spaces become available in other year groups.  Please contact the school on 228 4222 for up to date information on availability. The school is responsible for 'in year' admissions. So if you would like to join Knotty Ash at any time in the school year please contact the school and we will gladly show you around.