Consultation (CLOSED): Admission Arrangements 2021



The Governing Body of Formby High School has determined to begin a consultation process on reducing its PAN (Published Admission Number) from 186 to 166.  This decision has not been taken lightly and follows a tireless pursuit to secure additional funding from the Government for buildings expansion which, unfortunately, has been refused.   In light of this, Governors have determined that, in order to maintain our standards of provision and the health and safety of our school community, it will not be possible to sustain a PAN of 186 beyond the 2020/21 academic year with the current school accommodation.  Despite a number of years of campus improvement activities and the decision to increase our PAN three years ago to try to offer as many places as possible to meet the high demand in our community, without further funding to expand we now have no option but to ensure our student population can continue to be safely accommodated within the existing buildings.

The Sefton local authority is coordinating this consultation on our behalf.  If you would like to respond to this consultation, please do so by contacting the Sefton Locality Team Manager (School Admissions) at: with a copy to by 3 January 2020.

To view a copy of the full Sefton Secondary Schools Admissions Coordination Scheme and the Proposed Admission Arrangements (September 2021) for Community and Secondary Schools, please click here to access this page on the Sefton Council website.

Yours sincerely

Mr D A Mackenzie (Headteacher)