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Applying for a school place

Lord Derby Academy is responsible for its own admissions and has chosen to adopt the joint Knowsley Admissions policy for 2020.

For details of the Knowsley Admissions Policy for 2020 please click here.



All unsuccessful applicants will have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the Education Act 1993.

Parents who have been unsuccessful in their application for a place at Lord Derby Academy for Year 7 entry must indicate their wish to appeal and can obtain a form online or directly from Student Services at the Academy.

All appeals must be lodged no later than 31st March 2020.

Appeals lodged will be heard during the month of June 2020.

All appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

All appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case a reasonable time before the date of the hearing.

Please click here for Knowsley Council’s Determined Admission Arrangements for Knowsley Schools 2020/21.

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