Admission Arrangements

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 in the September before their 4th birthday. We  offer places on a two and a half  day basis - Monday to Wednesday lunchtime or Wednesday lunchtime to Friday.  If we do not fill our places on this basis then 30 hours funding or voluntary top ups may be offered.  Our Nursery is popular and so we can only offer additional hours if places haven't been filled and these are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Due to the demand for places we are not able to offer January starts or places for 'rising twos'.

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 2019 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 2019:

  • Secondary                  31st October 2018
  • Primary                      15th January 2019
  • Nursery                      31st March 2019

For admission in September 2019, you must apply by 15th January 2019. This is done online by clicking on the link below.  

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.

We offer open mornings for prospective parents in the Autumn term.  Please feel free to phone and make an appointment to see our school at a different time of the year if needed.

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

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