Admissions Information

Arrangements for September 2022

We are holding an open evening to welcome parents & carers who would like to apply for a school place at our school.  Reception class applications are made via Manchester City Council but we would welcome you looking around our wonderful school.  On Monday 29th November from 4.00-6.00pm come along and see our early years unit and meet the staff.


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Please note there are places still available in our Nursery classes for September 2022, if you are interested contact the school office.

How to apply for a place in our school:

Nursery Admissions

Please note we will be starting our September 2022 admissions process at the beginning of March 2022.  If you have not already applied for a Nursery place then please call in at the school office and ask for an application form.

There may be a waiting list for Nursery places in the future so please apply early.

Did you know that you can now apply for 30 hours of funded childcare?

The government has made changes to the Early Education and Childcare offer from September 2017. Currently 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for 570 hours of childcare a year which is broken down to 15 hours each week over 38 weeks. However at St Wilfrid’s we currently offer 30 hours of childcare per week which means that we fund the additional 15 hours through our school budget.

From September 2017 many working parents of 3 and 4 year old children in England will be eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare, rather than the current 15 hours. Not every child will be eligible for the 30 hrs but everyone will still receive 15 hours funded childcare.

The eligibility rules for 30 hours funded childcare are as follows:

Your child will be aged 3 or 4 when the scheme starts (September 2017)
Both parents must be working – or sole parent is working in a lone parent family
Each parent earns, on average a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.
Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
You live in England
Parents will not necessarily need to work 16 hours a week, but their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at NMW or NLW. This means that, working parents must be earning at least £120 per week. Parents on zero contract hours who meet the criteria are included in the entitlement criteria.

Further information and guidance are available at the following websites

In view of these new arrangements, we ask that if you meet any of the criteria then please make sure you apply for this allowance. This will also enable St Wilfrid’s to benefit from the additional funding if you choose to use the entitlement with us.

If you would like your child to attend our Nursery please call into school or contact the school office on 0161 681 1385.  

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Admissions – Reception – Year 6

All admissions for Reception to Year 6 are managed by Manchester City Council.  Please click here to access the website

Even if your child has a Nursery place in our school, you will still need to apply for a Reception place.  Please go to Manchester City Councils school admissions webpage by clicking on the following link to find out how you can apply for a school place for your child.  Please click at the bottom of the page to use the link for the online portal to apply for a place.

In Year Admissions – In-Year admissions are those requests for a school place in any year group that are made outside the normal timescales, that is, after the beginning of the Autumn Term.  Please follow this link for further information If your child currently attends another school in the UK, you will need a Transfer Form to be signed by the Headteacher from your current school.  Please click here to get a copy of the Transfer Form

You can visit the Manchester City Council website to find our more information or telephone School Admission on 0161 245 7166.


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