Admissions Policy


If you are applying for places from F2 to Y6 at any time during the school year, outside of normal F2 admissions procedure, please contact the school to ascertain whether places are available. The school can supply you with our own admission form and the Local Authority Admission Form, or you can contact the Local Authority Admissions Team directly to get the form. Once you have placed your application with the Local Authority, they will fax the details through to the school and we can arrange a start date for your child. Barnston year groups are full at 45 pupils and parents must follow advice from the Local Authority admissions team on 0151 666 4221 or 0151 666 4486. The Local Authority admissions team will also advise parents on 11+ procedures and the selection process which now uses CEM materials – website with information to be found at or contact the local grammar school on 0151 644 8282.

For more information about primary school education in Wirral and Barnston's admission criteria and numbers, see these booklets from Wirral Borough Council. Right click and then ‘save link as…’ to save to your computer.

As we are a community school our admission policy is given in the Community and Voluntary Controlled section on page 125.

Only non-community schools are named separately as their admission arrangements are different.