School Admissions

​Parents and carers wanting to register their child to attend Alma Park are advised to speak to Anne Smyth and Lisa Rogers in the school office who will give them guidance on admission procedures.

All places are allocated by:

• Exceptional social and/or medical reasons as determined by the Local Authority. 

• Where there is an older brother or sister already at the school. 

• Distance children live from the school (measured in a straight line between home and school).

If a place is not available for your child, you may appeal to the LA for a place (see below).

Nursery Admissions

Admission to Nursery is managed by the school and application forms should be returned to the school office. Children are admitted to Nursery in the September before they are 4 and places are allocated in the April/May prior to admission. Please note that places are full time even though the school is only funded for part time Nursery places. The decision whether or not to offer full time places will be reviewed annually.

The Nursery application form can be obtained from the office, please return the form to school with your child’s birth certificate or passport.

Reception Admissions

Admission to Reception is managed by Manchester City Council and full details of how to apply can be found on the Manchester City Council Website (click here). Children are admitted to Reception in the September before they are 5 and applications are made in the Autumn term prior to admission.

Admission at Other Times

Admission to Alma Park, other than at the start of Nursery, is managed by Manchester City Council and application is made by completing the In-Year Application Form (click here). If the school is unable to offer a place then your child will be placed on the school's waiting list.

Appeals process

The appeals process for Year R to 6 is managed by Manchester City Council. Please refer to their website for more information. (click here). You cannot appeal for a Nursery place.

Alma Park's admissions procedures comply with Manchester City Council's policies. ​

Manchester School Admissions can be contacted on 0161 245 7166 or by visiting the Manchester City Councils admissions website


Alma Park Primary School

Errwood Road

Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2PF

T: 0161 224 8789