Archdiocese of Liverpool
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Consultation on School Admissions Arrangements for September 2022
In accordance with statutory requirements, and on behalf of governing bodies of schools across the diocese, the Archdiocese of Liverpool is co-ordinating a consultation process with regard to school admissions arrangements for 2022.

You are invited to read the document entitled ‘Consultation on Proposed Changes to School Admissions Policies from September 2022’, available on this page, which sets out the propsoed changes to the common admissions policy adopted by the majority of Catholic schools across the Archdiocese.  Other supporting information on school-specific changes is also provided below.  Individual school admissions policies can be found via the 'admissions and appeals' tab above.

The consultation period will run between 7 December 2020 and 29 January 2021 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposals (by no later than 29 January) to: The Archdiocese of Liverpool, Education Department, Archdiocesan Offices, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17 1AA.  Alternatively, you may wish to e-mail:  Comments should also be sent to the Chair of Governing Body at the school address.

Christ the King High School, Southport - PAN Reduction
Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Halewood - PAN Increase
Maricourt High School, Maghull - PAN Reduction
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Southport - PAN Reduction
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School, Skelmersdale - PAN Reduction
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic College, Widnes - PAN Reduction
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Warrington - PAN Reduction
St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool - Change to admission policy

Great Crosby Catholic Primary School, Sefton - Change to admission policy

Other Admissions Information
Parents are reminded that for applications to be considered under the Catholic faith criteria, there is a requirement for baptism to take place prior to application.  You are reminded to take prompt action if baptism has not already taken place.  As our churches reopen parish priests are able to schedule and confirm baptisms with parents in accordance with the safe operation of their church, and make access to baptism certficates where required.  If you have any concerns about this in your parish please contact the education department at
For those children of other faiths seeking a place in a Catholic school there is no requirement for evidence of attendance; a baptism certificate or confirmation in writing that the applicant is a member of their faith community from an appropriate minister of religion is the requirement in this circumstance.

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