Application for places

We welcome parents looking around the school before deciding to send their child.  Please make an appointment to look around the school.

Longview  is a Community Primary School, which is maintained by Knowsley Local Authority.  It is a school for children aged three to eleven years of age.

Children are admitted into our Nursery on a part-time basis in the term following their 3rd birthday. The Governors are committed to giving all children the opportunity to attend LongviewSchool as long as we can meet their learning needs.Longview is a fully accessible school and has wheelchair access throughout.

The Nursery can admit fifty-two part-time children, therefore, it is important that you register your child for a place as soon as possible after their birth.

We will need to see your child’s birth certificate and a utility bill containing your address before admission to the Nursery or School whichever is applicable.

There are information booklets, which give more details about your child starting in the Nursery or Reception Class.

Admission procedures (Reception Class)

If your child’s birthday falls on or between 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 and you live in Knowsley, now is the time to apply for a reception class place in primary school.

Parents or Guardians have to complete an admission form by Tuesday, 15th January 2013 and will be informed by the Local Authority of school allocated. Admission booklets are available from the school or you can complete an on-line application at www.knowsley.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

If there are more applicants than the number of places available in a particular school, then the school is deemed to be oversubscribed.

Knowsley Local Authority applies the following criteria in strict priority order to decide how places will be allocated in Knowsley community and voluntary controlled schools:

  1. Children who are cared for by the Local Authority.
  2. Children for whom the Council accepts there are exceptionally strong medical or welfare reasons for admission.
  3. Children with a brother or sister already attending the preferred school and who will be attending at the time of admission.
  4. Remaining places are allocated by measuring the distance from the child’s home to school in a straight line. Those nearest the school have priority.

Admission procedures (Nursery Class).

Nursery age children will usually be three during the term before they start nursery. AtLongviewwe offer five, three hour sessions in either the morning or afternoon.

Parents or Guardians have to complete an admission form.

Priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children who are cared for by the Local Authority.
  2. Children with exceptional circumstances who are nominated by a Knowsley child Development Centre.
  3. Children aged 4 with an older brother or sister expected to be attending that nursery class or primary school at the time of the younger child’s admission.
  4. Other children aged 4.
  5. Children aged 3 with an older brother or sister expected to be attending that nursery class or primary school at the time of the younger child’s admission.
  6. Other children aged 3.