Admission Arrangements

Admissions arrangements for year 7 students from Primary School

Stanley High School is an academy within the Southport Learning Trust. Admissions are administered by Sefton MBC. For comprehensive details of the admissions criteria and the process itself please visit or contact schools admissions directly on 0151 934 3251.

Please click the link below for information on a consultation to proposed changes for the school admission criteria for 2022/23.

Parents and carers are invited to contact the school directly at any time for further information and/or to arrange a visit. Please contact Miss A Jones at Stanley on 01704 228940 if you wish to discuss the process further.

Stanley High School – Admission Number 170 (2022/23)

After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan where the school is named in the plan, and where there are more applications than places available, the admission criteria listed below will be applied, in the following order, to allocate places to the school.

1)  A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after and ceased to be so becausethey were adopted (or became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order).

A child who appears to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be so as a result of being adopted. *

Children identified as needing specialist facilities that go beyond expected reasonable adjustments will be given priority for this school if it is the nearest school with suitable resources.

This would usually be a child with a physical or mobility difficulty. We will require details from parent(s)/carer(s), supported by medical evidence in order to assess each situation depending on circumstances.

2)  Sibling – Children who have either a brother or sister living in the same house who already attends the school as long as they will still be at the school in September 2022. (1) Sibling is defined in these arrangements as: Brothers and sisters including step-children, foster children and half-brothers and sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or children of the parent(s)/carer(s) partner, living in the same family unit at the same address, who attend the school in question, as long as they will be at the school in September 2022.

3)  **Children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at a school within the Southport Learning Trust for two or more years at the time at which the admission application for the school is made, and/or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. (1) Parent(s)/carer(s) must state the employee’s name on their admission application form. Details will be validated by the school.

4) Distance – Other requests that name the school as a preference. (1)

Tie Breaker Clause (1)

If it is not possible to offer places for all applications within any criteria then priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest walking distance from the child’s home. We will measure from the property’s address point, to the nearest school gate (using recognised routes known to the Local Authority at the time of measurement).

* A looked after child is a child (under the age of 18) currently in the care of the Local Authority (or are being provided with accommodation by a local authority in England in the exercise of their social services functions) or are subject to a Legal Care Order sharing parental responsibility with the LA. This includes children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a Public Authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

** denotes an additional admission criterion

Admissions to other year groups and year 7 after September

Parents and carers should contact Miss A Jones at the school.

Admission number

The admission number for Stanley High School is currently 170 per year group.

Oversubscription criteria

The oversubscription criteria applied by Stanley High School can be located in the Sefton MBC admissions document.