Stockport Admissions

Admission Arrangements

Cheadle Catholic Infant School is a happy school. It is a thriving and forward-looking school community, which endeavours to live up to its Mission Statement and the needs of the wider community. Currently, the majority of children admitted to the school are baptised Catholics but we also welcome non-Catholic children into our school. 

Cheadle Catholic Infant is situated in the Diocese of Shrewsbury and is maintained by Stockport Local Authority.

As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. For the school year commencing September 2023 and 2024, the Governing Body has set its admissions number at 90 for reception and 40  nursery places.


Children are admitted into Reception Classes in the September after their fourth birthday. Ninety places will be available for the reception age group in 2024 and 2025 academic year. Children transfer to Cheadle Catholic Junior School at the end of the school year in which they attain their seventh birthday. 


Children are admitted to nursery the academic year they would turn 4.  The school is able to offer 15 hours a week and 30 hours a week. Each Nursery session has a maximum of 24 children. 

Session times are:  

  • N1 sessions: Monday – Tuesday 8.55am-3.25pm, Wednesday 8.55am-11.30am 
  • N2 sessions: Wednesday 12.45pm-3.25pm, Thursday- Friday 8.55am-3.25pm. 
  • Full time sessions Monday-Friday  8.55am-3.25pm.

Applications for September 2024

All applications for a reception school place must be completed online directly to Stockport Local Authority by 15th January. 

All applications for a nursery place must be completed online directly to Stockport Local Authority by 31st March.

How to apply for a school place at Cheadle Catholic Infant School

There are 3 simple steps to apply for a maintained nursery, primary or secondary school place in Stockport for your child.

  1. Click on the link above
  2. Indicate your preferred schools - use all your preferences
  3. Submit your application online - ensure you get an automatic receipt

If you can’t access the online system from home, the facility is available from some of the many Information Centres across the Borough, or at Fred Perry House.

For more information call the Admissions Support and Advice Team on 0161 217 6028 or email

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form:

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2024/25 will be applied.

Over Subscription Criteria 2024/25

1.    Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2 & 3 in Admissions Policy)

2.    Catholic children who are resident in the parishes of Christchurch, St. Ann’s, St Chad’s and that part of St Vincent’s formerly in           St. Ann’s  and that part of St. John’s Parish that lies within Stockport boundary (see note 3 in Admissions Policy )

3.    Other Catholic children. (see note 3 in Admissions Policy)

4.    Other looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2 in Admissions Policy)

5.    Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church. (see notes 4 & 5 in Admissions Policy)

6.   Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion. (see note 6 in Admissions Policy)

7.  Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. (see note 7in Admissions Policy)

8.   Any other children.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority. 

Admissions Support and Advice Team: 0161 217 6028