Admissions Procedure

Admission to Pensby High School

As a local authority maintained school we are regulated by the local authority in terms of our admissions, we do not admit children into the school the local authority do this on our behalf, we do, however, publish an admissions policy and this must be followed.  Applications are made to and further information can be found at: or by telephoning Children and Young People’s Department on 0151 666 2020

The standard admission number has been reviewed by the local authority and is currently 150 pupils per year group, from September 2017 this will rise to 165.  Some year groups are already oversubscribed and as a result of independent appeals are above 150 pupils, but again this process is managed by the local authority and is independent of the school.

However, admission to the Sixth Form is managed by the school and application forms and further details are available from the school office and via this link.

If there are any further details you require please call the school on 0151 342 0570.

6th Form Admissions

Admission is open to all who:

  • attain a successful interview;
  • have a proven commitment to study and hard work;
  • have an acceptable record of behaviour;
  • attain the required GCSE grade profile and points score;
  • have a suitable Record of Achievement
  • submit their completed application by the deadline (TBA)
  • In the event of any subject being oversubscribed, the following principles will be applied:
  • Students must ensure their predicted grade, as authorised by a member of staff, will meet the entry requirements of a particular course;
  • Any application forms received after the closing date will be considered only if there is space available on the course;
  • All applications received prior to the closing date will be given equal consideration for each subject, Each student will have equality of access to all courses, assuming they meet the entry requirements for that course;
  • In allocating places to a course that may be oversubscribed, students will be spoken to individually, to ensure that the process is open and transparent. For example, consideration will be given to a student’s intended career or progression route;
  • Following the publication of GCSE examination results in August, students may wish to revise their subject choices. Students who applied for a course at the time of original application and have been given a conditional place will have preference. New applicants will be considered using the guidelines above.

In the event of any subject being under subscribed, the school reserves the right to exercise its discretion and remove courses from the option pattern if a course is considered uneconomically viable or due to staffing  changes.

Application Procedures

To apply to join our thriving sixth form you should apply for an application form by telephoning 0151 342 0570.

If you wish to download the form, please download the Application Form, complete it, sign it, then post it to us at: Pensby High School Irby Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH61 6XN

Your application will be reviewed and you will be invited to interview to discuss your application further. Following a successful interview you will be offered a place in writing. The place may be conditional on your meeting certain requirements and, in every instance, a good school reference is essential.

Throughout the academic year, formal events are held to afford students the opportunity to review what is on offer in our sixth form and to discuss their hopes and ambitions wth subject staff.

By appointment, individual students are welcome to explore their potential with a Head Of Sixth Form at any appropriate time. The Heads Of Sixth Form remain available for consultation following the publication of GCSE results.