The school term may have only just begun, but many parents are already thinking about the next academic year.
The deadline for primary school applications in Manchester is 16 January 2023, which means parents with children starting in reception next year will be busy looking at schools in their catchment area and attending open days.
To help parents with this important decision, the Sunday Times has released its annual rankings of the best schools in the UK, the Parent Power Schools Guide, featuring both state and independent schools.
Due to the disruptions to education caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 2022 guide is ranked using examination results from 2017-2019.
Here is a look at the top nine primary schools in Manchester, according to the Parent Power Schools Guide 2022.