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We have a few in year places in some year groups. Please take a look at the website and fill in the online admission form if you want to happy and we will be in touch.


Click here for school admission form


We are a Catholic school not a school for Catholics only.


We welcome pupils from all faiths and none at St Mary's


The link in blue above takes you to the school admission form. This must be completed by all applicants.

For Nursery admissions you do not have to apply via Manchester City Council you must apply directly to the school.

All other applicants should apply to the school via our own form accessed above AND via Manchester City council.

Please find our admissions policy below.


St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic primary school provided by the Diocese of Salford and prioritises admission for pupils baptised as Roman Catholics. We are a happy and harmonious school and welcome all faiths here.


Please ensure you read the full policy as where we have waiting lists there are oversubscription criteria.


To apply for a place at St Mary's you will need to apply both to the Local Authority AND by filling in the schools own supplementary form which can be obtained from the school office.


Once you have completed the application process this will either be processed initially  on our behalf by Manchester City Council for Reception places, or where it is an in year admission to another year group, we will contact you if there are places available or alternatively place you on our waiting list.


This policy has been developed within the spirit and context of our Mission Statement


St Mary’s RC Primary School is a Roman Catholic Primary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford. It is maintained by Manchester Authority.


As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.


The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority. For the school’s year commencing September 2024, the Governing Body has set its admissions number at:


51 for Nursery - 39 Full time plus 12 part time place 6 morning and 6 afternoon

                                                                                  60 for Reception - Year 6


Parents/Carers must accept all policies drawn up by the Governors of St Mary’s RC Primary School eg: uniform, behaviour, homework etc…. and are expected to sign to this effect before their child is admitted to the school.


ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL will be made by the Governing Body. All preferences listed on the Local Authority Preference Form will be considered on an equal basis with the following set of ADMISSIONS CRITERIA forming a priority order where there are more applications for admissions than the school has places available.




The full admissions policy is available to download in PDF format. Please click on the file link below

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