Admissions to Maharishi School

Maharishi Free School is delighted that you are considering applying for a place for your child. We pride ourselves on offering an educational environment that is both nurturing and academically challenging.

To find out more about the unique benefits of Maharishi School we would encourage you to give us a call and arrange a visit. Our friendly staff will welcome you at a time of your convenience to have a tour, meet teachers and find out about Consciousness-based Education, or we may invite you to attend a Maharishi School Open Day.


2025-26 Draft Admissions and Over-Subscription Policy Consultation

The Maharishi School Governing Body are consulting on the following changes:


  •  There are no changes to the current policy. However, Admission authorities must consult when admission arrangements are changed or if they have not been consulted on within the last 7 years.

Admissions & Over-Subscription Policy

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Any comments should be sent to Paul Magee, Clerk to the Governing Body via email to

Open Days

In order to appreciate the unique practical and philosophical differences inherent in Consciousness-based Education, it is expected that parents/carers either schedule a visit or attend one of the many Maharishi Free School open days held throughout the year prior to choosing Maharishi Free School for their child. During this open day, parents will be briefed on these differences including both the School’s and the parents' responsibilities.

Any pupil will be admitted without reference to academic ability or aptitude, race, colour, gender, religion, socio-economic status, ethnicity or national origins.

To arrange a visit here are our contact details:

Maharishi Free School, Cobbs Brow Lane, Lathom, L40 6JJ
Tel: 01695 729912

Applying for a Place

Then, there are two main admissions avenues you can take, depending on the age of your child:

  • For a Reception place, apply through your Local Authority before January 15th, naming Maharishi School as your first choice School if you wish to maximise your chances of securing a place – we are often oversubscribed. This year Lancashire have entered our name as Lathom Maharishi School  The following are the links to most local LEA’s:

Lancashire County Council

St Helens Council

Sefton Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Wigan Council

Knowsley Council

Admission Policies

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  • For a place in any other year group, including Year 7, simply call the School, or ask us when you visit, and we will guide you through the application process if there are places available in the year group your child requires.
  • If unfortunately, there are no places available in that year, we will place you on our waiting list for inclusion in the admissions process when a place does become available.