We are delighted that you are interested in joining Alma Park. We welcome all inquiries about admissions and warmly invite parents to visit the school. Please get in touch with our school office to discuss any further details and arrange an appointment.
We are happy to talk to parents who would like their child to join our school. However, admission to Alma Park, other than at the start of Nursery, is managed by Manchester City Council.
The Council’s admission rules state that if a school has more applications than places, children are placed into one of the categories below. Priority is given to ‘category 1’ applicants, then to category 2, and so on, until there are no places left.
Category 1 - Children who are, or who have been, looked after by a local authority.
Category 2 - Children with exceptional medical or social needs, or a disabled parent.
Category 3 - Children with a sibling at the school.
Category 4 - All other children.
Admission to Nursery is managed by the school. Application forms can be obtained from and should be returned to the school office. Children are admitted to Nursery in the September after their 3rd birthday and places are allocated in the May/June, prior to admission.
Full details of how to apply for a Reception place can be found on the Manchester City Council website. Children are admitted to Reception in the September after their 4th birthday and applications are made in the Autumn term prior to admission.
Admission at Other Times
Applications can be made by completing the In-Year Application Form. If the school is unable to offer a place, then your child will be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list is managed by Manchester City Council.
The appeals process for children in Reception to Year 6 is managed by Manchester City Council. Please refer to their website for more information. You cannot appeal for a Nursery place.