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2023 Wirral Primary Admissions Essential Information

2023 Wirral Secondary Admissions Essential Information

Transfer to Secondary School September 2024 – Assessment for Grammar School Education

Parents who wish their child to be assessed for non-Catholic grammar school education must register their child by 31st May 2023.

If parents are unable to register online, paper forms can be obtained by calling the Call Centre on 0151 606 2000.

Register online at www.wirral.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Parents who do not wish their child to be assessed for a grammar school do not need to register. Upton Hall School *FCJ), St Anselm’s College and Birkenhead High School Academy have their own testing arrangements and should be contacted by parents directly for more details.

For information, the secondary timeline for entry in September 2024 will be as below:-

On-line registration opens                                      1st May

Request for assessment registration deadline       31st May

Upton Hall assessment date                                  16th September

Selective assessment date                                    18th September

St Anselm’s assessment date                                22nd September

Birkenhead High School music aptitude test         7th October

11+ Results to parents sent by                              21st October *

Preference form deadline                                      31st October

Secondary allocation day                                      1st March

For Early Years (ages 2, 3 & 4 year olds) funding options available and how to apply, see the table below and click the links for more information.

2-Year-Old Funding15 Hours free childcare per week
Term Time Only (38 Weeks)
Child eligible term after 2nd BirthdayCriteria includes:·  Universal Credits and Tax Credits·  Looked after children·   Child in receipt of DLAA full list of criteria can be found on www.wirral.gov.uk/fisApply online at www.wirral.gov.uk/fis. You can apply from the term before eligibility starts.
3 and 4-Year-Old Funding15 Hours Universal free childcare All 3 and 4-year-olds eligible regardless of household income, the term after 3rd BirthdayPlease contact your chosen provider to discuss their admissions policy.
15 Hours Extended free childcare
(30 Hours for working parents)
Parents/carers must be working over 16 hours per week each and earning a minimum equivalent of national minimum wage but less than £100,000 per year.Applications can be made via: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
15 Hours Extended free childcare for working foster parents
All term time only (38 weeks)
If all foster parents are working outside of their foster arrangement, and the social worker agreesEmail for application form
Disability Access Fund(DAF)Funding for early years providers including Foundation 1 classes, to support children with disabilities or special education needs. It aids access to early years places by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments or adding resources to their setting.All 3 and 4-year-olds will be eligible if they meet the following criteria:· The child is in receipt of 3 and 4-year-old entitlement at an early year’s provider· The child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Schools need to complete a form with parents and provide evidence of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). PVI settings will complete the form with parents and send via the Provider Portal. More info:  www.localofferwirral.org
Inclusive Practice Fund (IPF)  The fund is intended to support early years providers to promote inclusion for children with SEND or additional needs. This could be used for resources, staff CPD, additional staff hours or time to attend meetings.Child must be in receipt of 3 and 4-year-old Universal funding (discretionary funding for those in receipt of 2-year-olds.Settings that can apply: day nurseries, pre-schools, nursery unit of an independent school/academy, maintained schools with F1 Classes, childminders.Application form and more info is on the Local Offer website: www.localofferwirral.org or contact the Early Years SEND team 
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)Funding to support the learning and educational needs of the most disadvantaged childrenTerm Time Only (38 weeks, 15 hours per week)Must be in receipt of 3 and 4-year-old Universal funding.Children are also eligible if:· They are or have been looked after by a local authority· Economic criteria (universal credit, tax credits)A full list of criteria can be found on www.wirral.gov.uk/fisFor more information, please visit: www.wirral.gov.uk/fis