Admission Arrangement

Nursery Provision

We have a 40 part time place Nursery Class with caring and experienced staff, who offer exciting first hand experiences for children.

We offer 15 hour free entitlement places for children usually in the September before their 4th birthday (there is no additional ‘top up’ option available).  We offer 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions, but from September 2016 we will be offering places on a two and a half fully day basis.

It is important that we build a close partnership with you and all the staff are keen to share and celebrate your child’s progress with you.

We encourage our children to explore both the internal and external environment and encourage them to challenge themselves, be creative and be confident when encountering new experiences.

All Nursery places must be applied for online.

Click here to visit the Admissions website

Reception Admission

Admission to school is done through Stockport Local Authority in the autumn term of the previous academic year (i.e. the September before your child becomes five).

We have 60 places available for admission in September 2016 and further details of the admission procedure can be found on the Stockport Council website.  All admissions to the school (for both Nursery places and Reception places) must now be completed on-line.  There are no paper copies available.  Details regarding applications for Nursery, Primary and Secondary places can be found on the Admissions website link below.  On this site there are two useful links found on the right hand side of the page under ‘Related Documents’

  • Applying for Primary School Booklet
  • School Admissions Policy and Procedures

Please remember the following very important closing dates for admission to school in September 2016:

  • Secondary                  31st October 2015
  • Primary                       15th January 2016
  • Nursery                       31st March 2016

For admission in September 2016, you must apply by 15th January 2016. This is done online by clicking on the link below.  You are required to express up to six preferences but we’d be very happy if Etchells Primary was at the top of your list!!

Click here to visit the Admissions website


You can check to see if you live within our catchment area by looking at our CATCHMENT AREA PAGE

(Please note, it is not only children within catchment who are accepted for places at our school.)


If your child is currently in another school (if for example you have moved house) and you wish to transfer to us please telephone for an appointment to view the school but please note that all in-year admissions are also handled by the Local Authority.


  • More information available in the ‘Stockport Review’ – delivered in October 2012.
  • You can access the admissions system from most information centres across the Borough (Fred Perry House / Libraries etc) as well as Children’s Centres, Nurseries and GPs Surgeries.
  • Information (but not application forms) is available from school
  • The Support & Advice Team at the Town Hall are able to provide help on 0161 480 4949 – just ask for help with school admissions
  • If you need help with any aspect of admissions please do not hesitate to come into school and we’ll see what we can do!

If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit Etchells Primary School, I hope that you will accept our invitation to come and see for yourself the wide and varied learning opportunities that we offer and gain a full understanding of what our school can offer you.

Prospective Parents Open Morning – we will be holding a prospective parents morning for 2017 starters in November 2016.  Please keep an eye on this website for the date

Please telephone school on 0161 437 1792 to make an appointment – you are very welcome!