Grammar School Assessment - Year 5 parents only

5th May 2020
We have been asked to cascade the following information re grammar school assessment:

Parents who wish their child to be assessed for non-Catholic grammar school education must register their child between 1st May and 31st May 2020.  

If parents are unable to register online they can obtain a paper registration form by calling the Wirral Council Call Centre on 0151 606 2020.

Parents who do not wish their child to be assessed for a grammar school do not need to register. Upton Hall School (FCJ), St Anselm’s College and Birkenhead High School Academy have their own assessment arrangements and should be contacted by parents directly for more details.


For information, the expected secondary timeline for entry in September 2021 will be as below:

On-line registration opens                                 1st May 2020

Request for assessment registration deadline      31st May 2020

Upton Hall assessment date                              5th September 2020*

St Anselm’s assessment date                            18th September 2020*

Selective assessment date                                21st September 2020*

Birkenhead High School banding assessment     10th October 2020*

Assessment outcome to parents sent by            21st October 2020*

Secondary School Preference form deadline       31st October 2020

Secondary allocation day                                 1st March 2021


COVID-19 - At time of writing published assessment dates are intended to go ahead as planned. However under the current circumstances, changes might be necessary in order to comply with Public Health England guidance, including social distancing. Further guidance is awaited from the Department for Education. Should there be any change to the arrangements parents will be notified at the earliest opportunity.


If you have any questions about the registration form or leaflet please send an email to