Primary Transition

All teachers and parents are aware that the move from primary to secondary school can be quite a demanding time for children.
Here at Litherland High School, we aim to ensure that we make the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 as stress free and smooth as possible. We have established excellent working relationships with all local primary schools with our teachers visiting schools and teaching in lessons in some schools. Students also get the chance to visit us here at LHS to take part in curriculum taster sessions.
We have a Taster Day in July so that students can sample what life is like at LHS. We also have an Induction Evening where new students and parents can attend and find out all about school life at LHS. Students will receive a welcome pack giving details of all essential information
The following guide will help to explain the processes that you need to complete to apply for your child to come to Litherland High School.
Transition Timeline
Month Deadlines

31st October is closing date for applicants


List of offered/accepted pupils from Sefton

Welcome letter from the Principal sent to all applicants

April Letter to all applicants to confirm place and up-date all address and telephone details

Members of staff visit primary schools to meet with pupils joining the school in September


Letter to new parents informing them of all the events that are to follow such as the Taster day


Parents’ Evening and Enrolment Evenings


July Taster Day and Enrolment Evenings

Letter to all parents informing them of school staggered start time for the new term

September All year 7 students do a CATs test and have their photos taken and up loaded to the school system. CATs (Cognitive Abilities Tests) are IQ tests that assess a range of skills. The tests look at reasoning with three types of symbols: words, numbers and shapes or figures, i.e. verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and Quantative reasoning.


If you are new to the area and want your child to come to Litherland High School or if you want to change from another local school then you will need to contact the Admissions Department on 0151 934 3590 or click on the link below.

Admissions Department