Important Changes to Year 7 Admission Arrangements for September 2021 Entry - click here
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 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10.
ADMISSIONS POLICY 2020
You can download the admissions policy for September 2020 entry here
UPDATED ADMISSIONS POLICY 2021
A variation to our admissions policy for September 2021 has been approved.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting public health protective measures, we have removed the requirement for applicants for Year 7 entry in September 2021 to sit a fair banding test. Section 5 (Year 7 Arrangements) of the Admission Policy for September 2021 entry has therefore been updated to reflect this necessary change in arrangements.
You can download the amended admissions policy for September 2021 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.
RECEPTION ENTRY 2020
CORONAVIRUS - IMPACT ON ADMISSIONS - See update HERE
The admissions process is now complete and schools have been allocated. We will shortly post information here about entry to Reception in 2021. You can access the 2021 Admissions Policy here.
If you have any queries about Reception Admissions 2020 please download the information booklet here
Year 7 Entry 2021
Important Changes to Year 7 Admission Arrangements for September 2021 Entry - click here
Our normal schedule of Open Events has obviously been affected by the corona virus and school being closed. We were not able to hold the Open Evening scheduled for June 2020 and will not be able to hold the Open Morning scheduled for September 12th. We are disappointed not to be able to welcome visitors to our campus but the virtual tour below will give you an overview of the school.
No Banding Test
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are removing the requirement for applicants for Year 7 entry in September 2021 to sit our fair banding test.
Places will be allocated using the published oversubscription criteria (rather than the oversubscription criteria being applied within the ability bands).
Next Steps for Applying
Parents therefore no longer need to complete an online supplementary Liverpool College application form (used to register for the banding test).
Applications for places in Year 7 in September 2021 at Liverpool College should be made to the home local authority using the Preference Form (Common Application Form). The national closing date for applications is 31st October 2020 and applications can be made from 12th September.
Musical Aptitude Test
As we will still allocate 10% of the published admissions number (9 places) based on musical aptitude, we will be holding our musical aptitude test (but with some adjustments to practical arrangements to comply with protective health measures).
Registering for the Musical Aptitude Test
If you have already submitted an on-line supplementary application form (before the form was removed following the suspension of the banding test) and indicated that you wish your child to take the Musical Aptitude Test on this form, you don’t need to take any further action as you have already registered.
If you have not yet registered, you should complete and return the separate Musical Aptitude Form which can be downloaded from our website. The form must be completed and returned to Liverpool College by 4.00pm on 25th September 2020.
We will contact all music aptitude test applicants during the first week of October with details of dates and times. We are expecting over 500 children to take the test so it will have to be carried out over a period of a few days rather than on one day as originally intended.
Sixth Form Entry 2020 - All APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO COMPLETE AN INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONNAIRE PRIOR TO RECEIVING A CONDITIONAL OFFER. Please see link beloW:
THE HEAD OF SIXTH FORM HAS CONTACTED THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE QUESTIONNAIRE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE LIVE VIDEO MEETINGS AND TRANSITION LESSONS WHICH HE IS ARRANGING.
READ WHYOFSTED RATED OUR SIXTH FORM AS OUTSTANDING IN NOVEMBER 2019
To download the report and the letter from the Principal to parents about the report, please click on the links below:
CORONAVIRUS - IMPACT ON SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS - see Principal's message 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 www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk
We welcome applications from external applicants for Sixth Form places at Liverpool College.From 13th November you will be able to download a Sixth Form Admissions Information Booklet here.
ON LINE applications will open on 13th November and the deadline for applying to Sixth Form 2020 is 28th February 2020.
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
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 complete an on-line options form. Liverpool College year 11 pupils will also be offered a course discussiosubjects 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 offers. This will take place after GCSE exams and details will be sent to relevant students.
Due to Covid-19 and school closure the Taster Day could not go ahead but we hope to welcome applicants on Results Day where they will be able to have individual discussions to confirm their subjects.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY ON LINE for our Sixth Form : Sixth Form Application.
The deadline for applying to Sixth Form 2020 is 28th February 2020.
In Year Applications
CORONAVIRUS - IMPACT ON ADMISSIONS AND APPEALS - See update HERE
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 : There are currently no places avaiable in any of these year groups but you can complete a 2019-2020 Waiting List Registration Form so that your child can be added to the waiting list for the current academic year (2019-2020). 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 (2020-2021) you will need to complete the 2020 - 2021 Waiting List Registratoin Form which can be downloaded here
Years 8, 9 & 10 2018-2019 : If your child is currently on roll at a Liverpool School you should ask their school to contact Liverpool College to discuss a potential transfer. It is very rare that there will be a place available and if we are unable to offer a place you will be able to add your child to our waiting list. If you have recently moved into the city or transport to the child's current school is no longer practical you should make an application at www.liverpoool.gov.uk/admissions under the In Year Transfers tab. The Local Authority will coordinate information regarding the in year transfer.
APPEALS TIMETABLE 2020 -2021
YEAR 7 - appeal to be submitted by 30th MARCH 2020
Year 7 Appeal Hearings scheduled to take place week commencing 1st June 2020. Appellants have been updated with the information below:
RECEPTION APPEALS 2020 - UPDATE :
The Department for Education (DfE) have issued emergency guidance which establishes flexible alternative arrangements to enable Admission Appeals to take place safely during the outbreak of Covid-19 using 'remote panels'.
Liverpool College have appointed Clerks Associates to deal with the organisation and clerking of the admission appeals. Clerks Associates are an independent company specialising in school appeals and have trained their clerks and panel members to ensure that the process is managed professionally and efficiently and in line with paragraphs 1.11 and 2.26 of the Admission Appeals Code.
Reception Appeals are due to commence in the week beginning 6th July 2020 and the steps we have put in place are as follows:
1. A short questionnaire will be emailed to all Appellants on 11th June 2020 giving them the opportunity to state their preferred option for their appeal to be heard. The information provided on this form will be used to enable Liverpool College to make suitable arrangements with the clerk of the independent appeal panel for your appeal to be heard. The information you provide will therefore be shared with the clerk in order to facilitate the hearing.
2. Questionnaires should be returned by 16th June 2020.
3. Appellants will be given 14 days’ written notice of the date and time of their appeal
4. If no response is received the Appeal Panel will consider the appeal based on written submissions already received.
5. The Schools Case will be emailed to all Appellant on 19th June 2020 to ensure that there is adequate time for it to be considered and for questions to be answered prior to the appeal hearing.