Applying for Secondary School 2022


Applying for Secondary School 2022
Dear Parents/Carers of Pupils in Year 6,
Back in May you will have received information on the process of your child transferring to Secondary School next September.
We have uploaded all the information from Wirral Admissions Team below and will send an Essential Information leaflet for you today with your child.
We would like to invite you join us for an information session on Wednesday 15th September at 2.30pm to explain the process and offer support for those who need it. Also for those who cannot attend the meeting, all information and PowerPoint Presentation will be on our school website along with all the relevant links. If you cannot attend the meeting due to work commitments etc, call the school office and make an appointment and I will happily support you at a time that best suits you.
You can now apply online for your child’s place on-line at
The on-line system closes on 31st October 2021.
If you need any support with your application or use of a computer/ iPad to complete the process, please speak to us and this can easily be arranged. If you would prefer to complete a paper copy for, you can collect from any One Stop Shop or contact the Council’s Information and Advice line on 0151 606 2020.
The deadline date for the return of all parental preference forms is 31st October 2021.
I strongly recommend that you visit secondary schools to find out more about the options available to you in our local area. This is such an important and often worrying time for you and your child, so we will support you as best we can. Any questions at all, please let us know. 
The timeline for this year is below. 
Mrs Morris & The Year 6 Team 

31 May 2021

Deadline for Request for Assessment forms to be returned.

September 2021

Preference forms and information booklets on secondary education are available online or on request. The online admission system opens on 1 September for parents of Year 6 children who live in Wirral.

Autumn Term 2021

Assessments for grammar schools are expected to be carried out.

31 October 2021

Online applications and preference forms must be returned by this date.

1 March 2022

Email offers are sent to online applicants. Offers of school plaes for paper form applicants are posted second class on this date.

31 March 2022

Appeals to be submitted by this date.

May to July 2022

Appeals to be heard and decided.

September 2022

Children begin secondary school in Year 7.

Secondary school information for parents

View the timetable for secondary school applications

The online application process for children who are due to start Year 7 in September 2022 is now open.

If you are applying to start Year 7 in September 2021, the online system has closed and you will need to complete a printable application form. The online application Portal is still open to view existing applications.

West Kirby Grammar School Open Evening 


We would like to invite the parents/carers of girls in Year 6 to our Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday 22nd September 18:00-20:00. We are also offering the opportunity to book a place on one of our school Open Day Tours on Thursday 23rd September and Wednesday 29th September. Please find attached a flyer for these events with details of how to register for the Open Evening and book a place on a tour (direct booking links shown. 


Register for our Open Evening at: 

Book a place on an Open Day tour at: 



Best Wishes  

Mr W Douthwaite  

West Kirby Grammar School  

We are delighted to confirm the date for our 2021 Open Evening. We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students, parents and carers into the building to show them what makes Prenton High such a successful and enjoyable school.


At the moment, we are in the process of setting up our booking system and will send out more details and booking links as soon as possible. Please look out for these on our social media and website.


We look forward to meeting everyone soon.