Manchester City Council

Schools & education School Admissions Scheme

School Admission Policy 2015-16

How Places are Offered at Schools and Academies

The admissions scheme and admissions arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for entry in 2015/16 have now been released.

The admission arrangements are the rules used to decide which applicants are offered places at a school when there are more applicants than places available.

As the admissions authority for the community and voluntary controlled schools in Manchester, the Local Authority is required to draft, consult on and determine their admission arrangements.  Where there are more applicants than places available at a school the Local Authority will use the admission arrangements to decide which applicants will be offered places.

The 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.  Copies of admissions arrangements for these types of schools/academies in Manchester can be found on the school/academy website or by request from the relevant school/academy.


The current admissions scheme which explains how school places have been offered at schools and academies within the LA, including the oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools.


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