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Applying for a place at Prescot Community Primary

We are a community primary and we welcome all applicants regardless of geographical location. We have two classes in each year group - with a maximum of 30 pupils in each class. We welcome visits to the school by families who may be interested in applying - please contact the school office on 0151 432 7100 to make an appointment or to ask about the next EYFS Open evening date.

As a community school, we use the Knowsley School Admissions procedures in order to determine the allocation of places. The Admission Policy is available on the Knowsley Council website:

Please contact the admission department for further information. (0151 443 5143).

September 2023 entry

The application process for September 2023 entry to reception class of primary school and year 7 transfer to secondary school will begin in September 2022.
Full information regarding the process will be made available on this page by 12 September 2022 and will include access to the online application portal which Knowsley residents can use to make an application for September 2023 entry.

  • The closing date to guarantee applications for year 7 secondary transfer are considered in the initial allocation is 31 October 2022
  • The closing date to guarantee applications for reception class entry are considered in the initial allocation is 15 January 2023

The Local Authority also co-ordinate the transfer to year 3 in St Margaret Mary's Catholic Junior School. Information in relation to this process will be sent directly to parents/carers of all year 2 pupils attending St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School during the Autumn first half term and will also appear on this webpage. The closing date for applications for junior transfer to this school is 15 January 2023.
The Local Authority produce an annual composite prospectus which provides detailed information to guide parents/carers through the admissions process. The 2023/24 school admissions composite prospectus for primary and secondary education will be available here  by 12 September 2022.

If you are moving to this area and are interested in a place for your child, please contact Knowsley Council Admissions Team on 0151 443 5142 or 5143.

Induction arrangements for new children and families

When your child is allocated a place in our school, there is a full induction process. All new Nursery and Reception parents attend an induction meeting. This will give you an opportunity to meet teachers and children and to find out all about our school. Every new parent will receive a comprehensive pack containing all the information you need to know. All new Nursery children are visited in their home setting by members of the Nursery staff. Reception children attend two induction workshops when they will work and play in small groups with their new teacher so that they feel secure and happy as they start school.

For children who are new to Prescot Community Primary during a school year, who may have transferred from another school, there is a full induction programme involving both parents and children. New parents will meet with the Headteacher so that we have an opportunity to discuss our expectations as a school and talk about your child – their likes and dislikes, what they enjoy learning and any support educationally, socially or medically that they may need.