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Secondary schools

Applying for secondary school for September 2020

If your child turns 11 between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, he or she will transfer to secondary school in September 2020.

The online application system opened on Monday 2 September 2019. The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 October 2019.

Before you apply 

  • We advise you to attend the open evenings of the schools you are interested in.
  • Read the secondary education booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including: how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with.
  • Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with staff in the School Admissions team on 01744 671035 or email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk.

If your child is already attending secondary school and you wish to transfer schools, please access information on how to do this via the 'Useful Links' tab below. 

Privacy notice

The council has a legal responsibility to protect the data it collects. A copy of the School Admissions privacy notice can be downloaded.