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Liverpool College converted to Academy Status in September 2013.  We educate children from 4 – 18 years old and welcome applications from parents both within and outside the Liverpool area.

A College of Schools

Pre Prep – Reception to Year 2

Prep – Year 3 to Year 6

Middle School – Year 7 – Year 9

Upper School – Year 10 – Year 11

Sixth Form – Year 12 – Year 13

The school is heavily oversubscribed and admission to year groups other than Reception, Year 7 and Year 12 is rare although we do hold “In Year Application” waiting lists for Years 1,2,3,4,5 & 6. There will be an additional class added to Year 3 in September 2019 and application forms can be downloaded here.  

Admissions Policy 2019

You can download the admissions policy for September 2019 entry here


You can download the admissions policy for September 2020 entry here

Local Authority Information

Details about admissions can also be found on Liverpool local authority’s school admission website information pages – please click here.

Information about Liverpool College admissions can be found on the local authority’s admissions information here (primary entry) and here (secondary phase entry). 


Open Evening - Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - 4pm - 6pm

Open Morning - Saturday 23rd November 2019 - 10am - 12 noon

Open Events are being held to give you an opportunity to visit the school. For details please click here.  Applications are made through your local authority from September 2019 and must be submitted by 15th January 2020.

Should you wish to apply for one of the free school meal eligibility places please download the form here (further details in Admission Policy)


Year 7 Entry 2020


For those children who have recently taken the Fair Banding Test : You will not be notified of their results prior to the local authority deadline of 31st October. The results have not yet been received by the school and in any event knowing your child's result will not give you any indication of whether they are likely to be allocated a place or not as this is decided by random allocation once the local authority notify us of which pupils have listed us as one of their preferences.  Don't forget that no school will be aware of what position you have placed them in your preferences.  The local authority will notify you which school your child has been allocated on 1st March 2020. 

Music Aptitude Test - over 550 children took the first stage listening test on 12th October and the top 30 children from that came on 17th October to take the second stage of the test.  Letters will be emailed to the parents of these 30 children on 18th October to help them to make an informed decision on their preferences.  Liverpool College is closed from 21st October for a two week half term and will re-open on 4th November.



To find out what the Music Aptitude Test is click here
You also need to ensure that you complete your preference form on the City Council website by 31st October 2018

 Sixth Form Entry 2019


"The sixth form provision is outstanding. They make much better than average progress on their courses, and their results in AS and A Level examinations are much higher than the national average".

"The quality of teaching in the sixth form is very high.  Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and an evident enthusiasm for their subjects"

Applications by external applicants for Sixth Form places at Liverpool College can be made online from 14th November 2018. Applicants will be invited for an individual discussion during March and April 2019.   We are holding two Open Events for Sixth Form Admissions on 14th November 2018 and 9th January 2019. for further details please click here.

Your choice of Sixth Form is an important one. There are many options available to well-qualified candidates and you should consider not only which subjects but also which programme and ethos will suit you best.  We are convinced that students are best served by a broad Sixth Form experience. For this reason we expand the classroom to include leadership education, competitive sports, extensive artistic and cultural opportunities, travel and a broad programme of learning activities outside of the academic subjects studied. For further information and advice about subject choices please follow the links on the sixth form page of our website

We welcome applications from external applicants for Sixth Form places at Liverpool College.
To downloand a Sixth Form Admissions Information Booklet please click here.

ON LINE applications are now closed as the deadline for applying to Sixth Form 2019 was 22nd February 2019. 

All applicants will be offered a course discussion during the Spring Term. The purpose of these course discussions is to help you to decide which combination of subjects will suit you best in terms of your aptitude, interests and higher education and career plans. Offers of places will be conditional upon  entry requirements being achieved. There will also be a Taster Day for all those who receive conditional offersl. This will take place on Monday 24th June and details will be sent to relevant students.

Students in Liverpool College's Year 11 will automatically progress to the Sixth Form provided they meet the minimum entry requirements. All internal applicants must return an internal transfer form. Liverpool College year 11 pupils will also be offered a course discussion.


The application process includes a suitability for boarding interview, and a course discussion to help you choose the right subjects and course of study. Mrs Loveridge will be happy to explain this to you. If you would like to arrange a visit or request an application please contact her on 0151 724 4000 ext: 3228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As a state boarding school we only accept applications for boarding at Liverpool College from holders of EU or UK passports.

 In Year Applications

In Year applications are when parents apply for their child to transfer from one school to another in year groups other than Reception, Year 7 and Sixth Form.  

The procedures are as follows:

Years 1,2,3,4,5,6 2018-2019 : There are currently no places avaiable in any of these year groups but you can complete a 2018-2019Waiting List Registration Form so that your child can be added to the waiting list for the current academic year (2018-2019). Each waiting list only lasts for the duration of the academic year. If you wish to add your child to the waiting list for the next academic year (2019-2020) please complete the 2019-2020 Waiting List Registration Form

Years 8 & 9 2018-2019 : Under Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements in year transfer requests for these year groups will be handled by the local authority. See information sheet or contact Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3006

Year 3 2019 - as part of our expansion we will be taking an additional class into this year group. There will be 30 places available in Year 3 for September 2019 and application forms can be downloaded here 

For Year 10 2019 - There are approximately 5 new places available in Year 10 for the academic year commencing September 2019.  To apply for one of these places you should complete a Year 10 2019 Application Form.  



Parents have the right to appeal against an admission authority's decision refusing their child admission to a school under section 94(I)(b) and (2) of the 1998 Act.  If you wish to submit an appeal you should contact Sally Loveridge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 0151 724 1611 to request a form. You should submit this form by the stated closing date clearly setting out the reasons for your appeal.  You may include any letters, correspondence, written reports or documents that support your case. Prior to your appeal hearing you will receive a written statement from Liverpool College advising you how the admissions policy was applied in your case, and a general statement explaining the implications for the school of admitting pupils over roll.  At this stage we can confirm that Liverpool College received 1418 applications for the 145 places in Year 7 and 570 applications for 84 places in Reception. If you have any questions about the admission policy or how places are allocated please contact Sally Loveridge and she will be happy to advise you.  The Government also offer advice on their website :


YEAR 7 - appeal to be submitted by 29th MARCH 2019

Year 7 Appeal Hearings provisionally scheduled to take place week commencing 20th May 2019.

RECEPTION - appeal to be submitted by 17th May 2019

Reception Appeal Hearings provisionally scheduled to take place 11th and 12th July 2019