Admissions

We are delighted that you are interested in Sacred Heart Catholic Primary school. We are proud of our school and work hard to ensure we maintain our high standards of attainment and achievements. We are fully committed to offering all pupils a broad and balanced curriculum and we experience high levels of success. Our pupils reach their potential and grow secure in the knowledge of their faith and become confident learners. As a catholic school we work in partnership with children, parents, governors, staff and with our church, Sacred Heart Baguley.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. We are here to help you through this process. Detailed here you will find out how to apply for a place at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. In order to fully appreciate the high standards that we have and the opportunities that we offer, we invite all prospective parents to visit the school and meet our wonderful children and staff. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions in place at this time, no open days or school tours can be arranged until further notice.

We are first and foremost a Catholic school and we aim to nurture our children in the teachings of Jesus

  • We are proud of our results, with the highest the school has achieved
  • We offer a rich, progressive, broad and balanced curriculum for the children which includes high quality gardening, music, dance and gymnastic sports provision
  • We offer high-quality remote education including live teaching where necessary during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • We offered a varied program of clubs before and after school
  • We offer outstanding before and after school club provision

To view our Admissions Policy for 2021-2022, please click here

To view our Admissions Policy for 2022-2023, please click here

If you have any questions please telephone the school office or email admin@sacredheart-baguley.manchester.sch.uk

How to apply for a Nursery class place

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School manages its own Nursery Admissions and children are accepted into Nursery within the academic year that a child reaches their 4th birthday. Please contact the school office to register your interest by emailing admin@sacredheart-baguley.manchester.sch.uk giving your child's name and date of birth or by telephoning school on 0161-998-3419, where the office staff will then contact you giving more information on the next steps.

How to apply for a Reception class place

Please find below the steps to help you apply for a Reception class place at Sacred Heart.

  • You will need to apply to both Manchester local authority and to the school.
  • Please complete an application form with Manchester admissions 
  • In addition to the Manchester application process, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and return to the school office by the 15th of January. This is essential in aiding us apply our oversubscription criteria list listed in our admissions policy.
  • Please phone the school office on 0161-998-3419 if you have any further questions. We will confirm with you that we have received this form.

In-Year Admissions - Reception to Year Six

Occasionally places become available during the year and families wishing to register their interest in a place at Sacred Heart should contact the school office by phone on 0161-998-3419 or by email admin@sacredheart-baguley.manchester.sch.uk 

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to admin@sacredheart-baguley.manchester.sch.uk.

All in-year admissions are dealt with directly by school. A copy of our In-Year Admissions form will be sent to you for completion or can alternatively be found here.  

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021/22, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. You can find out further information from Manchester Local Authority here.

For further information please refer to the Appeal Timetable for a place at a voluntary aided primary school which can be found here.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office on 0161-998-3419 or by email to admin@sacredheart-baguley.manchester.sch.uk. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority. More details can be found on the Manchester City Council website.

 Current Oversubscription Criteria (detailed policy available on the website)

Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.

  1. Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2&3)
  2. Catholic children who are resident in the parish of Sacred Heart (as it existed prior to its amalgamation with the parish of St. Peter’s in 2003. (see notes 3&11)
  3. Other Catholic children. (see note 3)
  4. Other looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
  5. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church. (see notes 4&5)
  6. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion. (see note 6)
  7. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. (see note 7)
  8. Any other children.

Within each of the categories listed above, the following provisions will be applied in the following order.

  • The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made after children in (1) above (see note 8).
  • The children of staff will be given increased priority within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made after children in (1) above (see note 10).

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