Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

Read our tribute.


Schools, education & childcare Apply for a secondary school place for up to July 2018

Find your nearest secondary schools

Find a secondary school, and get information about it: the type of school, contact details, number of places, faith, website, and admission rules.

Schools are described as:

  • 'Community schools' use the Council's admissions rules to decide who gets a place, and aren't influenced by religious or other groups.
  • 'Foundation schools' have more freedom to change the way they do things compared to community schools.
  • 'Academy schools' are run by a governing body, independent of the Council, and can follow a different curriculum.
  • 'Voluntary aided schools' are faith schools, with significant funding from their church.

See more about different types of school at

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