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Admission into Year 7

Calderstones has an admission number of 265 students in Year 7 each year. For the past decade-plus, the school has been heavily over-subscribed on entry to Year 7 and there is always a significant waiting list of students wishing to join us.

Because Calderstones is a maintained school, the City Council’s Admissions Team allocates these places to the school.

Liverpool City Council’s Admissions website contains details on how to apply for a place in Year 7:

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL ADMISSIONS PAGE

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL CO-ORDINATED ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS

The key dates for those students who are due to start secondary school in September 2023 are as follows:

  • You can apply online via the above link from September 1st 2023.
  • The closing date for Year 7 applications is October 31st 2023.
  • Places will be officially awarded at the start of March 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any supplementary forms to complete with Calderstones School?

A: There are no supplementary forms - the entire application is done through Liverpool City Council until a place has been allocated in March 2024.

Q: What are the criteria when applying for a Year 7 place at Calderstones School in September 2024?

A: Please refer to the ‘LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL CO-ORDINATED ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS’ link above.

Q: Do you have any details on Pupil Allocation Information?

A: Please see the following link on the Liverpool City Council website: 
Calderstones School - Liverpool City Council

Admission via In-Year Transfers

From time to time, we do have places become available in the school. If you wish to apply for an ‘In-Year Transfer’ to join Calderstones, then please click on the link below which will take you to the City Council’s website and the appropriate information and application forms: 

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL IN-YEAR TRANSFER INFORMATION PAGE

If you wish to discuss whether Calderstones might be a suitable school for your child or require support in completing the ‘In-Year Transfer’ application, please email admin@calderstones.co.uk.

Lower School Open Evening

Our 2023 Open Evening was held on Thursday 28th September and was another wildly successful event and well-attended event. For those who were not able to attend and wish to view Mr Ratcliffe's presentation again, then please visit the link below:

Mr Ratcliffe's Open Evening presentation (2023)

6th Form Open Evening and Admissions

Our 6th Form Open Evening takes place on Thursday 1st February 2024. If you have any queries regarding 6th Form @ Calderstones, you can email 6thform@calderstones.co.uk with your questions. 

To make an application to join our 6th Form, please click here.