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.




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





Secondary School Applications

The Secondary 2023 application round has opened to Manchester City Council residents. This is for children whose date of birth falls between 01/09/2011 – 31/08/2012.

Parents can make an online application through the portal on the Council’s website: Please see attached for guidance on how to set this up.

​In line with the School Admissions Code, parents must apply through their home local authority. Anyone who resides in another local authority, will be contacted by them directly to inform them of when and how to apply.
Other LAs may have a different opening date to Manchester.

You may apply for any school you wish, but you must list all the schools you intend to apply for on your home Local Authority Application. Parents are also encouraged to read school’s admission policies first before applying. Some schools require a supplementary form to be completed in addition to their main application. For state Grammar schools (e.g. Sale Grammar, Stretford Grammar, St Ambrose College etc) parents need to list the school on the application form, but they must also contact the school to enrol their child for the 11+ entrance exam.

The national closing date for Secondary 2023 applications is 31 October 2022.

National Offer Day will be 1 March 2023 for on-time applicants. Late applicants will find out their school offer at a later date.

Students with an EHCP – These children will be sent information separately by the SEN Team and how to apply. Any parent needing assistance from this service can email:

Attached is a copy of the paper application form in case you are unable to apply online. Parents can also request a form through the Contact Centre 0161 245 7166


Secondary 2023 Portal Setup Guidance

Secondary 2023 Application Form


Frequently Asked Questions

Nursery and Reception Places

Nursery Admissions Policy

Home School Agreement

Nursery - Payment Options

Application for Nursery