Schools, education and childcare Apply for a primary school place for now

How to apply

Apply here if you live in Manchester and want a place to start now in any year group.

Read information about applications from UK Crown servants or military families.

If your child is starting primary school for the first time in September 2025 you need to apply for a reception place for September 2025.

We can help children with special educational needs to get the right school place. To find out more see children with special educational needs first.

If you want a place in an independent or private school, contact the school directly.

Follow these steps to apply for a school place:

  1. Find your nearest primary schools
  2. See how primary school places are decided
  3. Apply for a place
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