How do I get my child into school?

Admission procedures for Nursery aged children:

We aim to provide full time nursery places for children who are aged three from September 1st to August 31st of the previous academic year. Children cannot be admitted into our Nursery until they are aged three.

Parents and Carers should contact the school office, if they wish to place their child’s name on our Nursery waiting list. Admission to Nursery is based on age. Putting your child’s name on the waiting list earlier does not mean they will get into the Nursery earlier. Children’s names need to be on the Nursery waiting list by the end of the Easter holidays, the term before they are due to start in Nursery. Once accepted for our Nursery a home school transition programme will be organised for your child. This is run by the Nursery team.


Admission for Reception aged children:

Manchester local authority is responsible for admission of all reception places, including children who are already in our Nursery. The local authority form must be completed by parents online by the nominated date in the year before your child is due to start Reception. A late application could result in your child not getting a place at the school of their choice. Parents who have a Nursery place at St Patrick’s do not automatically get a place in Reception at that school.


Admissions for all other year groups:

Contact should be made with the school office. Details will be taken and the parents/carers will be advised if there are any vacancies in that year group. If there are vacancies an appointment will be made for the parents/carers and child to come to visit our school. The office will advise the parents/carers of documentation that will be needed and admission forms will be completed.

Children are then admitted to school by a mutually agreeable date. In cases where we do not have vacancies we will refer the family to the local authority.


Admission for Secondary School:

The Local Authority will deliver to school an application form with instructions on how you can apply for your child’s secondary school place. This must be completed and returned to the local authority.

Please see the documents below for St. Patrick's Admission Policy.

For the Primary School admissions application please click here

For the Secondary School admissions application please click here


St Patrick's R.C. Primary School

Livesey Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, M4 5HF

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