Admission Arrangements

We are proud of our school and enjoy welcoming visitors. If you would like to view Summerhill, please contact Mrs Graham on 0151 526 1343 , to make an appointment with Mrs Bennett-Gleig our Headteacher.

To apply for a Reception Class place at Summerhill Primary School:

Please contact the school in order for us to record your child’s details.

Admissions are processed by Sefton Local Authority Admissions Department.

Please follow the link to view Sefton Schools Admissions page -

Children start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday. The process of applying for a place in Reception Class commences in the Autumn term. National Offer Day is during April. When applying for a place in Reception Class, you must select three preference schools. If you already have a child attending Summerhill, this does not guarantee a place in Reception class.

The local authority will notify the school with the list of places allocated for Summerhill Primary School. We cannot inform parents of any decisions, parents must wait for the official letter to arrive from the authority. Parents can contact the local authority to find out more about our school admissions arrangements.

In Year Transfer Applications

If you would like your child to transfer from another primary school to Summerhill Primary School , you must apply through the local authority, requesting an In-Year Transfer Form (IYT). The local authority hold all waiting lists and will process your application. Updates of school numbers are sent to the local authority regularly.

You should refer to Sefton Council policy (In Year Admissions Policy) and read the Guide for parents before you submit an 'In Year' admission application form. You must complete one application form for each child for whom you are seeking a school place.

If you wish to transfer from one school to a Sefton school during the school year, you should complete the first part of the IYT application form (T1).

Sefton Council will then notify school of an In Year transfer application.

Further details of In Year Transfers can be found on Sefton Council website on the following link

Sefton Council contact details for admissions are:

The Admissions Team,

Young People and Families,

Town Hall,

Oriel Road,


L20 7AE

0151 934 3590


Sefton Online Admissions

Sefton's Guide for Parents 2020 -2021

In Year Admissions