Our admissions policy can be found on our school policies page here.
If your child is due to start Reception in 2021:
You can apply for a Reception place from the 12th of September 2020.
The closing date for Reception Admissions is the 15th of January 2021.
How does this work?
Once you have created an online applications account, you can apply for up to three schools for Primary Reception class.
St John’s Catholic Primary School also ask you to provide evidence of your child's faith. This must be brought directly to the school office – Baptism Certificate/ Supplementary Faith Form. You must bring this form to school no later than 15th January 2021. This form can be downloaded here or collected from the school office.
Find the schools you are interested in.
Read the relevant policies for each school.
If the school has supplementary forms download them, if available. Some other schools (mainly faith schools and some academies) require you to send additional forms directly to them (Baptism Certificate/ Letter from Mosque/ Temple of Faith confirming child’s religion).
Register and apply online.
Complete and send any supplementary forms (Baptism Certificate/ Letter from Mosque/ Temple of Faith confirming child’s religion ) directly to the school.
Accepting a Reception Place – September 2021:
If you are accepting your allocated Reception place for September 2021, please bring your offer letter (sent to you by Liverpool City Council) to school indicating that you wish to accept your place at St John’s Catholic Primary School within 10 school days from 16th April 2021, advising that you intend to accept your place.
You will also need to provide proof of address and proof of identity.
(Examples of Proof of identity documents – Birth Certificate, Passport, Utility Bill, Letter from Local or Central Government).
Declining a Reception Place – September 2021:
If you have been allocated a Reception place for September 2021 at St John’s Catholic Primary School and no longer require your allocated place please bring your offer letter (sent to you by Liverpool City Council) to school indicating that you wish to decline your place at St John’s Catholic Primary School within 10 school days from 16th April 2021.
Appeals Procedure for Reception Admissions 2021:
Please find the links below for more information on the appeals process and procedures.
Archdiocese of Liverpool Department of Education Appeals Page -
Archdiocese of Liverpool Department of Education Appeals Procedure -
You must submit your Reception Appeal as soon as possible and all admissions appeals must be lodged by the 15th of May 2021.
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appeal form.