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Reception Admissions

All applications for Reception places in Manchester schools are to be submitted via the Local Authority.

Application Procedures


All parent/carers are required to apply to their home LA regards of where the school/academy they are applying is situated.  Manchester residents will apply to Manchester LA.  The LA will liaise with other Admissions Authorities in Manchester and other LAs where required.  Manchester LA will inform parent/carers in writing of the outcome of their application.


Application forms are available from and can be requested by phone on 0161 245 7166.  They should be returned to:


Integrated Admissions Service

Manchester City Council,

P.O. Box 532,

 Town Hall,


M60 2LA



These admission arrangements apply to applicants seeking a place in Reception up to year 6. Applications for admission to a nursery of a Manchester school/academy will be dealt with by the school, not by the LA. 

The Trust has adopted the Manchester City Council Admissions Policy for  2023-24 and 2024-25

Click here for a copy of our Admissions Policy 2023-2024

Click here for a copy of our Admissions Policy 2024-2025

Click here for a copy of our Admissions Policy 2025-2026


Admission arrangements for voluntary aided schools, foundation schools, free schools and academies are set by their Governing Body, who are the Admission Authority for their establishment.  They are responsible for drafting, consulting on and determining their admission arrangements.  

Appeals Process

The appeals process for children in Reception to Year 6 is managed by Manchester City Council. Please refer to their website for more information. (click here). You cannot appeal for a Nursery place.

Manchester School Admissions can be contacted on 0161 245 7166 or by visiting the Manchester City Councils admissions website.

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