When do we find out primary school places in Manchester 2022? Date of National Offer Day - and how to appeal

The offers for primary schools in Manchester are out today.
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Parents in Manchester will find out soon which school will offer their child a primary school place for the 2022/23 academic year.

By the time you receive information on offers, it will have been over three months since the initial application, so an anxious wait for many parents and guardians in the Manchester area.

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Here is some information on how parents can accept the offer of a primary school place and some guidance on how they can appeal a decision should they wish to do so.

Also is information on how places at school

What’s the application process?

The deadline for applications for primary schools in Manchester was January 17, 2022.

Applications submitted after the deadline could reduce the likelihood your child will be offered a place at their first choice school.

If you would like a place at an independent or private school, you must contact the school directly.

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How do schools decide who gets in?

If a school receives more applicants than it has available places, the school will use its admission criteria to decide who gets a place.

The criteria is based on five categories.

Places go to any ‘category one’ applicants first, then category two, and three and so on until all the places are taken.

Category One - Children who are or have been looked after by a local authority.

Category Two - Children with exceptional medical or social needs.

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Category Three - Children with a brother or sister at the school.

Category Four - Children who go to a state run primary or academy school in Manchester

Category Five - All other children, prioritised on distance from school.

When do I find out my child’s primary school place in Manchester?

National Offer Day for those who applied on-time for a primary school place in Manchester is April 19, 2022.

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A Manchester City Council spokesperson said people who did not apply online will receive a letter on approximately Tuesday April 19

If you applied online, you will receive an email on Tuesday April 19, 2022.

How do I accept an offer?

If you applied online, you will receive an email with the offer, and further instructions on how to accept it.

If you did not apply online, you will receive a letter with the offer, and the letter will contain all the instructions you need to accept the offer.

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How do I appeal if the school isn’t suitable?

To appeal a decision, go to the Manchester City Council websites appeals page, and click ‘appeal a decision’.

The form to appeal should take you around twenty minutes to complete, and includes questions about your child such as gender, date of birth and more.

If you wish for the appeal to be considered before the autumn term, you must appeal by May 20, 2022.

If you can’t appeal online, or wish not to appeal online, send your appeal form to The Clerk to the Independent Appeals, PO Box 532, Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester M60 2LA.

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