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Welcome to the Manchester City Council's Citizen Portal - Manchester City Council School Admissions

This site is for Manchester City Council residents only

Please login using your email address and password to apply for a secondary school place and going into their first year at secondary school (year 7) in September 2022. Alternatively, if you are accessing the Portal for the first time, please click Register and follow the guidance provided.

If your child lives in another local authority (e.g. Stockport, Bury, Salford, Trafford, Oldham or Rochdale etc), please apply for school places through the Council that the home address falls under (e.g. pays council tax to). Parents can still apply for Manchester schools on their home local authority form.

The application round for Secondary 2022 opens 1 July 2021. The closing date for Secondary 2022 school applications is 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021.

Before you start please:

  • Make sure you've read all our web pages about applying for a school place.

  • Pick at least three preferred schools, including any schools that fall under another local authority.

  • Before you apply, you should read the admissions criteria for each school you intend to apply for. Further information is on Manchester City Council's website and schools' websites.

  • Check if you need to fill in an extra application form for your preferred secondary school. Some faith schools will ask for additional information to support your application, for example, proof of church attendance or a baptism certificate. Please check with the school what (if any) additional information is required.

  • If you intend to apply for Trinity CE High School, William Hulme's Grammar School or The King David High School on your Manchester application - these schools require an extra supplementary form to be completed. More information is available on the schools websites.

  • For state Grammar schools, you will need to list the school on your Manchester application as well as contact the school to enrol your child for the entrance exam.

  • Note - if you have it - the unique number for your application from the letter we have sent you (eg 82011H5MU4PWM6AB). But you can still apply without it.