Schools, education and childcare Apply for a year 7 secondary place for September 2024

How to apply

Apply here if:

  • your child is starting secondary school for the first time in September 2024; and
  • you live in Manchester.

If you live outside Manchester and need a place here you should still apply to your current council.

The deadline for on time Secondary 2024 school applications is Tuesday 31 October 2023. Any applications received after this date will be classed as late applications.

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

We can help children with special educational needs to get the right school place. To find out more see school places for 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 secondary schools
  2. See how secondary school places are decided
  3. Apply for a year 7 place for September 2024

If you need a place to start now or for a different year go to apply for a secondary school place

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