School Admissions 

At Merton Bank we follow the St. Helens Local Authority admission arrangements.The admissions process and allocation of places is managed by the Admissions Section at St Helens Council.

If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Mrs S. Miller at our school office on 01744 22104 or email 

All other admissions arrangement and queries can be found by following this link. 

For further information please contact the St Helens Schools Admissions Team on: 01744 671035. 


We have two separate sets of admissions, one for Nursery and one for Reception.  Below you will find more information about each.

Nursery  Admissions 

Children are eligible for a nursery place at the beginning of the term after their third birthday.  The start of the terms are usually September, January and April.

Application forms for places are usually released by the Local Authority, together with an online application system, well in advance of prospective start dates. 









Reception Admissions

Children usually join the Reception class in the September following their fourth birthday. Again, application forms/online system are released by the Local Authority, usually in the October before your child is eligible to start.

Please be aware that having a place in our Nursery does not guarantee your child a place in Reception.  A separate Reception application needs to be made at the appropriate time.