Learning and Living Together

School Admissions

We have 45 places available for admission to the Reception Class and 40 places for the Nursery Class each year.


We regularly hold ‘Open Days’ for new and prospective families. The next set of Open Days took place duirng the autumn term 2023. We will update this page once we have organised more dates. In the meantime, if you would like to visit the school at any time please phone school 0161 480 2715 or email to arrange a convenient time: schooladmin@calegreen.stockport.sch.uk


All admissions to our school for the Nursery, Reception and ‘in-year’ admission are managed by Stockport Local Authority.

Admissions to the school (for both Nursery places and Reception places) must now be completed on-line. There are no paper copies available.

All the information you need can be found at this web address: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions 


Secondary Admission places: The closing date was 31st October 2023 and the national outcome day is 1st March 2024. 


Reception Admissions places: The closing date was 15th January 2024 and the national outcome day is 16th April 2024 


Nursery places:


To apply for a September 2024 start, your child must have been born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.

The closing date for maintained nursery places is 31 March 2024. The  local authority will send you an email with information about the outcome of your application on 17th May 2024.

If you apply after 31 March 2024 your application will be processed after 17th May 2024.


In – Year Admissions

If your child is currently in another school (if for example you have moved house) and you wish to transfer to us please telephone for an appointment to view the school but please note that all in-year admissions are also handled by the Local Authority.


Important things to note

  • You can access the admissions system from most information centres across Stockport (Fred Perry House / Libraries / etc) as well as Children’s Centres, Nurseries and GPs  surgeries
  • The Support & Advice Team at the Town Hall are able to provide help on 0161 480 4949  – just ask for help with school admissions
  • We holds drop-in sessions at school every year to help with Primary and Nursery admissions – please contact the school for further details
  • Information about the admissions process (but not application forms) is available from school
  • If you need help with any aspect  of admissions please do not hesitate to come into school and  we’ll see what we can do!


How Does it Work?

School applications open on different dates in different areas, usually near the beginning of the autumn term of the year before your child is due to start Reception for primary school places.

On the form, you will be asked to list your top choices of school in order of preference. You must be allowed to list at least 3 schools.

After the closing date, the Local Authority (LA) will put your child’s name on the list for each of the schools you have listed. Their position on the list will depend on how well your child fits the school’s admission criteria – for example, they may be higher up a school’s list if you live very near to it.

The equal preference system means that at this stage, the order in which you ranked the schools will not be taken into account. Your child will be put on the list for every school you have applied to.

Each school has a published admission number (PAN): the number of places it has to offer. The LA will mark up the names at the top of each school’s list, up to its PAN. This is known as the School List. Those children whose names fall outside the PAN will be placed on a waiting list.

If your child’s name appears on only one School List, your child will be offered a place at that school, regardless of where it ranked in your preferences.

If your child is on more than one School List, the LA will then take into account the order in which you ranked the schools on your common application form.

Your child will be offered a place at the school that you ranked highest. This happens around March 1 for secondary places and April 16 for Reception places.

If your child isn’t allocated a place at any of your ranked schools, the LA will allocate a place at the nearest school with a space.

If you have been offered a school that wasn’t your first choice, your child will remain on the waiting list for any other schools that you ranked higher than the one they have been offered. If a vacancy then comes up because another child decides not to accept a place, the LA will allocate the place to the next child on the waiting list. You can find out where your child is on the waiting list by contacting the admissions authority: this is the LA for community schools and voluntary controlled schools, the academy trust for academies, or the governing body for foundation or voluntary aided schools.


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