Merton Bank Primary School

'Never less than our best'

Merton Bank Primary School, Roper Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ



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 to our wonderful school, please contact Mrs Amanda Crank at our school office on 01744 22104 or email

All other admissions arrangement and queries can be found by visiting:

School admissions – St Helens Borough Council

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 is 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.

Admission Appeals

Information regarding admission appeals can be found using the following link

School admissions – St Helens Borough Council