Schools, education and childcare Apply for a year 7 secondary place for September 2025

How secondary school places are decided

Each school has a set number of places for the school year, starting in September. If too many people apply, the school uses its admission rules to decide who gets a place.

You should put at least three schools on your application – more if you like. If you put fewer, and you miss out, you could have little choice about where your child goes. 

See what happens if you don't get the place you want

See how secondary year 7 admission places were made for September 2024

Schools' admission rules

Some schools use the Council’s rules; all places at these schools are decided in the same way. Others use their own rules. 

These secondary schools use the Council's rules:

See a summary of Manchester City Council rules.

These schools use their own admission rules:


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