Admissions explained

5. Secondary school policies

Stockport has 14 secondary schools consisting of:

  • 5 maintained schools - Bramhall High School, Marple Hall School, Priestnall School, Stockport School and Werneth School
  • 6 academy schools - Cheadle Hulme High School, Hazel Grove High School, Laurus Cheadle Hulme, Reddish Vale High School, Stockport Academy and The Kingsway School
  • 3 voluntary aided schools - Harrytown Catholic High School, St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School and St James Catholic High School

A number of these schools operate with different oversubscription criteria. It's advised that you understand the admission arrangements for the schools you intend to apply for. All schools with the exception of Stockport Academy and Laurus Cheadle Hulme have catchment areas. You can use the catchment area checker to view the catchment area maps and use your postcode to check which catchment area you reside in (both schools without catchment areas will be listed as schools within your area).

For other academy, free school and Catholic secondary school oversubscription criteria, view the school admissions policy and procedures 2023 to 2024 on our document page.