Please see the relevant admissions policies for each intake year below.
If an application for admission has been turned down by the school, parents can appeal to the Governing Body. Parents must submit their reason for appealing in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within fourteen days (ten working days) of notification of refusal. Any appeals will be responded to within five working days. If the school’s decision is upheld, parents can appeal to an independent Appeals Panel. The decision of the independent appeals panel is binding upon the Governors. Parents must be allowed at least twenty school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to submit that appeal.
• 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 Manchester School Admissions, PO Box 532, Town Hall Ext, M60 2LA
• Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021-2022, 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.
• If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0161 245 7166 .
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 SS John Fisher and Thomas More as defined in its historical boundaries up to 2010. (see notes 3)
3. Other Catholic children. (see note 3)
4. Other looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
5. Any other children.
Within each of the categories listed above, the following provision will be applied.
(i) 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 4).