Church Schools Admission Process

Many thanks for your interest in Christ Church Toxteth Park and in applying for a place for your child at one of our Church Secondary Schools. It’s great to have you with us.

The Church of England and joint CofE/Roman Catholic Secondary Schools are among the best in the city. It is good that you are thinking of applying for a place at one of these schools for your child. We wish you well in your application, and we will do everything to support you within the guidelines provided by the schools.

Church Schools operate a points-based application system, considering factors including catchment area and church affiliation. For some schools, an entrance exam can also be taken.

Unfortunately, the school’s admission process does not take into account family involvement in church life, nor attendance at church-base youth organisations (like Boys Brigade or GFS), as these are not church services.

For applications by Church attendance, the criteria are set by the schools and not by individual churches or the Diocese of Liverpool. As a church we are required to apply these honestly and fairly, as follows:

Sunday Worship Attendance

Church schools ask us to assess Sunday Church attendance (OVER THREE CALENDAR YEARS) as either: weekly; three-weekly (on some forms), fortnightly; occasionally. This equates to the following:

Monthly: 12 individual Sunday's attendance

Twice monthly: 23 individual Sunday's attendance

Thrice monthly: 36 individual Sunday's attendance

Weekly: 45 individual Sunday's (minimum) attendance

Christ Church invites children to attend Sunday School or to sit with their parents, other than on All Age Sunday’s, when we are all in together.

Towards the time of applying for a church school place for your child, you will need to make arrangements to pass your application forms to Annette James for completion. Please contact:

Annette James