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Welcome to the Manchester City Council's Citizen Portal

Please login using your email address and password. Alternatively, if you are accessing the Portal for the first time, please click Register and follow the guidance provided.

Once logged into the portal you will be able to submit and view applications for Free Early Education 30 hours Entitlement and School Admissions.

Manchester City Council School Admissions

This site is for Manchester City Council residents only applying for a secondary school place or a primary school place going into their first year at secondary school (year 7) or their first year at primary school (reception) in September 2021.

If your child lives in another local authority, please apply for school places through the Council that you pay your council tax to, even if you wish to apply for a school that comes under Manchester City Council.

The application round for Secondary 2021 opens 1 July 2020. The closing date for Secondary 2021 school applications is 5pm on Monday 2 November 2020.

The application round for Reception 2021 opens 17 August 2020. The closing date for Reception 2021 school applications is 5pm on Friday 15 January 2021. You can change your application up to the closing date, but not after. You must apply on time to be considered for your preferred schools.

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.

  • Check the primary school admission rules OR the secondary school admission rules for your preferred schools. 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 primary school OR an extra application form for your preferred secondary school. Some voluntary aided 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.

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