Nursery Admissions

The deadline for applications is the end of February preceding the September intake.  Children are admitted in the September after their third birthday and must have their fourth birthday between 1st September and 31st August of the year they are admitted to our nursery. The criteria for allocating places are the same as the Local Authority (LA) for reception places.  There is one intake in September each year. You can view the Nursery Admissions Policy in the documents section at the bottom of this page.

N.B. A place in nursery does not guarantee a place in the school.


School admissions (i.e. Reception Class):

The standard intake number for the school is 60.
Children are admitted into the Reception class via a single intake in September.  Children whose fifth birthday falls between September 1st and the end of August commence in September.

All admissions for school are administered by the Local Authority and not the school. Details can be found at:
If you live outside Manchester and need a place here you should still apply to your current council where you reside.

The deadline for applications for September 2022 is Monday 17th January 2022. Offers of places to those who applied on-time will be sent by Manchester City Council on National Offer Day – 19th April 2022. Applying late means you have less chance of getting a place at Brookburn because Manchester City Council offer places to on-time applications first.

It is imperative that parents/carers complete the admission process for a school place and return it to the LA by the date stated.  The process must be completed and returned even if the child is a sibling and even if the child is already in our nursery.

Tours of our School

Please find below dates for visits to Brookburn Primary School for parents with children due to start school in September 2022. This tour is appropriate for parents seeking both nursery and reception places.

Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and you will have the opportunity to look round the school with Miss Henderson, Deputy Headteacher.

Please contact the school office on 0161 881 8880 or email to book your place on one of the school tours.

Date Time
Friday 15th October 10 am
Wednesday 20th October 9.30 am
Wednesday 20th October 1.30 pm
Thursday 21st October 9.30 am
Friday 5th November 10 am
Friday 5th November 1.30 pm
Monday 8th November 9.30 am
Tuesday 16th November 10 am
Wednesday 17th November 9.30am
Thursday 18th November 1.30pm

If you are unable to attend a tour, please see our video tour below:





Secondary School Applications

Parents can make their online application through the Citizens Portal on the Council’s website:

The deadline for on time Secondary 2022 school applications is 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021.

Students with an EHC Plan will be sent information separately by the SEN Team and how to apply. Any parent needing assistance from this service must email:

Any children who attend Brookburn but reside in another local authority must apply through their LA (not Manchester City Council). For example, if you are a Trafford resident, you will need to apply to Trafford School Admissions for your child’s secondary school place regardless of whether the school is in Manchester.

Parents who are struggling with the online application and would like a paper application form to complete, must email to request a form:


Frequently Asked Questions

Nursery and Reception Places

Nursery Admissions Policy

Home School Agreement

Nursery - Payment Options

Application for Nursery