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Didsbury CE School

Didsbury CE School

Admissions

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important responsibilities for a parent/carer.  Our website can not possibly convey the full atmosphere of our welcoming environment, excitement and challenge for learning and developing the 'whole child'.

Didsbury is one of the highest performing primary schools in Manchester.  We have aspirations for all children, evidenced in our excellent end of key safe results, especially ay the higher standard.  It is important to note that the success of our pupils in national tests and as they move on to secondary schools presents only a narrow view of the experiences offered here.  We are proud of our fully inclusive approach to children with special needs, the numbers of children who take part in sports, the creative and performing arts, our work in our the community, the development of enterprise and our promotion of a healthy way of living. 

Partnerships are essential.  We have strong relationships with governors, staff, children, parents, our churches and Trust schools and the local community.  This all contributes to our Christian ethos, achievements and as a school steeped in history, the upkeep of our impressive traditional school building.

Didsbury is a Church of England Primary School and is part of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust.  We are a one form entry primary school for children aged 4 - 11.  Every September we welcome, 26 children into our nursery class and 30 children into our reception class.  

Please see the documents below for further details and for our admissions arrangements. 

Nursery Admissions

It is important to:

1.  Complete the application form which you can download here or obtain from the school office.  All application forms must be returned to the school office

2.  For those seeking admission under the Faith Leader's Category, please complete the Attendance Record for Admission (obtained from St James or Emmanuel churches) and submit to the Parish Office at Emmanuel where you will be issued with a Faith Leader's Reference Form to be submitted to the school office, along with your supplementary application. (The Faith Leader's Reference Form can also be downloaded below)

Reception Admissions

It is important to:

1.  Complete the application form with Manchester Admissions by 15th January 2023 at https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/500321/primary_school_admissions/7264/apply_for_a_reception_class_place_for_september_2018

2.  For those seeking admission under the Faith Leader's Category, please complete the Attendance Record for Admission (obtained from St James or Emmanuel churches) and submit to the Parish Office at Emmanuel where you will be issued with a Faith Leader's Reference Form to be submitted to the school office, along with your supplementary application. (The Faith Leader's Reference Form can also be downloaded below)

In order to fully appreciate the standards and the opportunities offered at Didsbury, the staff and governors warmly invite all prospective parents to visit us and see the school in action for themselves. To arrange a visit, please telephone the school office on 0161 445 7144.

Although we are an academy school, we operate our admissions through Manchester City Council's coordinated admissions process. Should you wish to appeal because your child has not been offered a place in your preferred choice of school please follow the Manchester City Council appeals procedure which can be found at MCC Appeal Process

 

 

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