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Didsbury CE School

Didsbury CE School


The admissions applications process for Reception class entry September 2022 closes on 15th January 2022.
(For Nursery admissions please scroll to the bottom of the page)

So, you're impressed by everything that Didsbury CE Primary School has to offer. The next step is applying to get your children into the school. This is how admissions work.

Didsbury CE Primary School is a one-form entry primary school for children aged 4-11. Every September we welcome 30 children into our reception class - although high priority is given to children with Church connections, other local children are welcome and attend the school and nursery in significant numbers.

As a Church Of England school with strong links to St James & Emmanuel Didsbury, we admit in the first instance children whose parents/carers have a proven commitment to that church - although priority is first given to children with a statement of special educational needs naming Didsbury CE Primary School, looked after and previously looked after children, and siblings of children already attending the school.

There are further categories, including children of parents who worship elsewhere and of other faiths - please download the full admissions policy below. In all categories, priority will be given to children living nearest the school.

The “proven commitment” to church is established by a faith leader’s reference form, also downloadable below.

The admissions applications process for Reception class entry in September 2022 closes on 15th January 2022.
(For Nursery admissions please scroll to the bottom of the page - Please note the admissions applications process for the Nursery class entry in  September 2022 closes on 31st January 2022)

In order to apply for a place at Didsbury CE Primary you need to do two things.

  1. Apply directly to the school using the downloadable forms. Don’t forget to fill in the faith leader’s form if applying for a place based on faith.
  2. Remember also to apply through Manchester City Council’s coordinated admissions process.  If you would like West Didsbury CE as your second preference, please make that very clear on the form.  Please contact them directly if you have not received details of this process.

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