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Admissions explained

4. Primary school policies

Stockport has 84 primary schools and at least 20 have different admission arrangements. It is advised that you read the school admissions policy (941Kb) and understand the admission arrangements for the schools you intend to apply for. Relevant aspects of the document are:

  • General information pertinent to most Stockport primary schools
  • Admissions policy criteria for Norris Bank and Tithe Barn and Westmorland primary schools, from page 8
  • Admissions policy criteria Catholic primary schools and North Cheshire Jewish Primary School, from page 9
  • Admissions policy criteria community and voluntary controlled C of E Schools, Academy Schools and some C of E Voluntary Aided Schools

Infant class size regulations

Infant class size regulations 2012 limit infant aged classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) to 30 pupils per qualified class teacher. The majority of primary schools in Stockport have admission limits (Published Admissions Numbers) that are compatible with this law i.e multiples of 30 per qualified class teacher.

Should you be refused a school place and choose to appeal the decision, you should be aware that the threshold the law sets for infant classes is extremely high meaning very few appeals are successful. You can find more information in the documents below.

Take a look at the Apply for a primary school booklet 2018-19 (PDF 833Kb) to find out more information.