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Admission Arrangements

St Matthew’s use the Co-ordinated Admissions system. Parents should complete the Common Application Form provided by their home Local Education Authority (the Authority to whom you pay Council tax). This form should be returned to the relevant Authority by 12am on 31 October 2023.

To apply for a Year 7 secondary place for September 2024, through Manchester City Council click here.

Please check the individual dates with your local authority if you live in another area.

All the application forms will then be collated and the information on them sent to us. The Governing Body will meet to discuss the applications in early December. Parents of baptised Roman Catholic children will be asked to provide a copy of the child’s baptism certificate before this meeting.

Letters offering places at St Matthew’s High School will be sent to parents by Manchester Education Authority 1st March 2024.

Applications by parents of pupils other than Year 7, are to be made in the first instance through Admissions Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester M60 2LA.  Forms and further details are available at email:

The details of the application will then be forwarded to school for consideration by the Chair of Governors, if there are places available in the requested year group places will be allocated using the admission criteria. If there are no places available the pupil’s name will be added to a waiting list. Any parent wishing for information about the school is welcome to telephone and arrange a visit or simply ask for an information package.