Tours of the School

We would like to warmly welcome you and your child to our Chapel Street family.
We hold regular open days for our EYFS setting and we also offer ad hoc tours to families who are considering applying for a place at our school.

We believe it is very important for families to be able to come and see the setting, get a feel for the school and meet the staff. We practice a relational approach here at Chapel Street and welcome families to engage and help us influence this across the school and in everyday practice.

To book a tour of the school, please call us on 0161 224 1269 or email

Our school Admissions Officer is Miss J Buc.

Admissions Process - what do parents need to know?

There are 3 stages of the admission process:

  • Admission into our Nursery in September (or January, if there are places available)
  • Admission into our Reception in September
  • In-year admission - admission throughout the year into any year group for children who have moved into the area or are new to the UK
Nursery Admissions

Our Nursery is available for children who are 3 years old. Your child will start our nursery the term following their 3rd birthday (if your child turns 3 between 1st September - 31st December, they can start our Nursery in January. If your child turns 3 between 1st January - 31st August, they can start our Nursery in September).

We offer three different sessions in our Nursery:

Morning 08:30am - 11:30am

Afternoon 12:15pm - 3:15pm

Full Time 08:30am - 3:15pm

We offer 15 hours FREE childcare to any family that wishes to apply to our Nursery. We also offer a limited number of 30 hours (full time) places.

Every child is entitled to 15 hours FREE childcare, but are you eligible to receive 30 hours? You can check the eligibility criteria and apply for this here. If you've applied and are aware you're not eligible, we do offer full time places for children whose parents/carers who wish to pay a top up fee for the additional 15 hours childcare. Please speak with the school office for more information.

If your child is under 3, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to put your child's name on our waiting list for future year admissions. You should complete our Nursery Waiting List Form below and return it to us in person, via post or via email.

Nursery Waiting List Form

If any of your details change on the form, please ensure you let the school office know as this could affect your place.

When you return the Waiting List Form, we will add your child's details to our waiting list. As the demand for our Nursery places is growing rapidly; the waiting list is only an expression of interest and does not guarantee your child a place here at Chapel Street. We are continuously reviewing our waiting list and we will offer places in line with our Early Years Admissions Policy, which can be viewed here.

If your child has been offered a place, we will make contact with you in advance of your child's start date and request you complete our Supplementary Information Form. We will then arrange an admission meeting with our Nursery teachers and settling in sessions; this will allow your child to familiarise themselves with the setting and ease the transition into Nursery.

Supplementary Information Form (Admissions Form)

You can download our school admissions form above and return it to the school office either via email, post or in person. You can collect a paper copy direct from the school office if required.

Reception Admissions

Applications for your child to start Reception in September must be submitted to the local authority.

Reception September 2024 Application Form

You can find more information and the application form here. You will need to register for an account if you don't have one already. The application period is open November - January. You must complete the application and submit this to the local authority before the deadline to avoid missing out on a place at your preferred school.

If your child attends our Nursery, you still have to complete an application form and return it to the local authority.

Reception places are allocated by the local authority after the deadline date and when all applications have been received. Depending on which school you apply for, you may not always be guaranteed a place at your preferred school. You can find out more about the appeals process on the local authority website here.

All schools receive a list from the local authority each year of the children who have been allocated a place in our Reception. We will make contact with all parents/carers on this list straight away and request the following:

  • Completed Supplementary Information Form (our school's admissions form)
  • Proof of address
  • Child's birth certificate / passport
  • Parent/carer birth certificate / passport

Once the paperwork has been completed, you and your child will be invited to join us for a Reception open day where you will be able to see your child's classroom, meet their teachers and be given all the necessary information and support to help with your child's transition into primary school.

Supplementary Information Form (Admissions Form)

You can download our school admissions form above and return it to the school office either via email, post or in person. You can collect a paper copy direct from the school office if required.

In-year Admissions - applications for a school place in any year group

If you are hoping for your child to join our school because you've moved to the area, your child is new to the UK or you simply want them to join our Chapel Street family, you can apply for a school place by completing the below form and returning it to the local authority:

Combined School Application Form - Local Authority

Section A, B and C must be completed by the parent/carer. Section D can be completed by your child's current school, although this is not mandatory (if your child is new to the UK, please leave section D blank)

Once the local authority receive your application form, your child will be added to our waiting list. Our waiting list is managed, monitored and selected by the School Admission Team at Manchester City Council.

If we have places available, the local authority will send you an offer letter. Please contact us as soon as you receive this letter so we can arrange an admissions meeting in school to exchange details and meet you and your child.

For more information about admissions, please visit Manchester City Council's website here or call our school office and we will be happy to help you or signpost you to the right place.