Skip to content

School Admissions

Applying for a place at Malvern Primary School

We are a community primary school and we welcome all applicants – regardless of geographic 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 (0151 477 8230) to make an appointment.  As a community school, we use the Knowsley School Admissions Procedures in order to determine the allocation of places.


Reception – September 2020


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: Knowsley Council School Admissions

The application period for 2022 entry to reception class of primary school and year 7 of secondary education will open for Knowsley residents on Friday 10 September 2021.

  • If your child’s date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 you can apply for a reception class place. The national closing date for reception class applications is 15 January 2022


  • If your child is currently in Year 6 at primary school, and typically has a date of birth that falls on or between 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011, now is the time to apply for your secondary place. The national closing date for applications is 31 October 2021

The Knowsley application is for use by Knowsley residents only, if you live in another authority you must apply on your home authority’s application, but you can name primary and secondary schools in Knowsley as preferences if you wish. If you require Liverpool admissions, you should go to: 

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.

The Local Authority produce a composite prospectus (Information for Parents) which provides detailed information to guide parents/carers through the admissions process. Before applying for your primary (reception class) place or secondary school place for September 2021, please read the relevant Information for Parents Booklet as it contains vital information regarding the application process and explains how the allocation of school places is undertaken.

The answer to any questions you have about the admission process will most likely be found within these documents but please contact the team if you have any further questions.

Please click on the following link to access Knowsley’s website:

Please find below our own Application form.  This can be completed at any time when you are interested in a place at our school for your child.  Please note that for places in Reception classes, this does not replace the official Knowsley application form.  Please pass your form to  a member of staff in the school office.

School Application form

If you are moving to this area and are interested in a place for your child, please get in touch with your local council who will provide all the documentation.  Please also complete the form above and hand in to the school office.

Applying for a place at our Nursery

We take pupils into the Nursery in September and January – usually the term following the child’s third birthday. The application form is available directly from the school office or can be accessed via the link below.

Nursery Application form

Please Note:  Obtaining a place in the Nursery does not give your child any priority for admission to one of our Reception classes.

Admission Arrangements 21/22

Admission Arrangements 22/23

Admission Arrangements 23/24

Skip to content