Admissions and Transition




Welcome to Maricourt Catholic High School. Our school was founded in 1957 under the trusteeship of the Sisters of Mercy. Our Catholic ethos pervades all aspects of our school life, making Maricourt a focused, caring and happy community where each individual can flourish. Our Catholic ethos and the Sisters of Mercy charism is at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on living out our mission statement of love and respect. We are a school steeped in history with an exciting future ahead.

We are committed to fostering the development of each individual, establishing a sense of self worth and a sense of responsibility and respect for others. Not only do we provide excellent academic opportunities, but our dedicated team of staff and governors ensure that we offer outstanding pastoral and spiritual support. We are always mindful of the words of our founder, Catherine McAuley, "Resolve to be good today and better tomorrow." We constantly strive for this through our strong relationships between parents/carers, staff and students, which are at the heart of our Catholic community.

From the moment you walk through our doors you will feel a sense of belonging. Our strong links with our partner primary schools and embedded induction programme will make the transition from primary school to secondary school seamless. We have the same aspirations for every student and we want them all to be successful, positive and resilient and play active and purposeful roles, both within and beyond our school and local communities. If you share our ambitions, then we would love you to come and join us. This really is a special place to be.

"Maricourt Catholic High School is a caring community. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), achieve well. This is because leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and learning". Ofsted 2022


"Pupils feel safe and are happy at school. Pupils are friendly and polite. They respect and celebrate differences between people. They behave well around the school, creating a calm environment at breaktimes and lunchtimes". Osted 2022

"Parents and carers are very positive about the school. A typical comment was that ‘the school goes above and beyond for my child’. Ofsted 2022


Here you will find our Admissions Policy 2023-2024

Here you will find our Admissions Policy 2024-2025

Here you will find our Admissions Policy 2025-2026

Here you will find the SIF form 23-24

Here you will find the SIF form 24-25

Admissions Timeline Table

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If you are interested in joining Maricourt during the academic year please contact the schools admissions secretary; Mrs M Hunter in the first instance.

Telephone: 0151 330 3366

In addition you will need to make an in year application through your Local Education Authority.

Please use the link below for more information and the In Year Admissions Form for Sefton Council.

"I loved Maricourt for its family feeling and the constant support that I got from the staff, as well as the amazing friends I made along the way!" - Pupil Voice 2020

Here you will find our Transition Booklet which will give you confidence when joining us

Click here to see some Transition Tasks set by your new teachers!