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Nursery Admissions


Children are eligible to start nursery in the September after their 3rd birthday. 

Nursery applications are administered by the school (not the local authority). 

At present, all our nursery places start part time and then progress to full time, usually from the 3rd week following admission, as long as the child is ready for a full time place.  Currently we do not charge for nursery places, but do ask parents who are entitled to the additional 30 hour funding, to ensure they apply and renew their funding application by the specific Government deadlines.  

Click here to download our Nursery admissions policy

Our Head of School undertakes our school tours. If you would like to be booked onto a tour of the school, please contact the school office (Tel: 0161 432 7036).

Click here to access the nursery admission form


Reception Admissions

All applications for Reception places in Manchester schools are to be submitted via the Local Authority.  If you have a nursery place here, you are not guaranteed a Reception place here.  This is because nursery education is non-compulsory, and each individual school administers their own nursery.  Reception places are compulsory education and the Local Authority/Council administer these. 

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  2024-25 and 2025-26

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.  Kingsway Community Trust has adopted the Manchester City Council Admissions policy.

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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