St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus


School admissions

Children can enter the Nursery the term after their third birthday. Children join the Reception class the September after their fourth birthday. Applications for admission can also be made for other age groups at any time.

In the September following their 11th birthday Catholic children generally transfer to St. James Catholic High School, Cheadle Hulme or St. Anne's Catholic High School, Stockport. Other children transfer to their local priority school. We work hard with all High Schools to ensure a smooth transition to secondary education.

Admissions policy

Please click here to view the St Ambrose Admissions Policy for 2016-17

Please click here to view the Stockport Admissions Policy for 2016-17

Applying Online for School Places for September 2016

Applications for Nursery, Primary and Secondary places must now be completed online at:

Stockport Council - Applying Online for School Places for September 2016

The table below will help you to decide when it is time to apply for a school place:


For places starting in September 2016 at ...

Children born between...

Should apply by ...

Secondary schools (Year 7)

1st September 2004 - 31st August 2005

31st Oct 2015

Primary schools (Reception class)

1st September 2011 - 31st August 2012

15th January 2016

Nursery schools

1st September 2012 - 31st August 2013

31st March 2016


Nursery admissions

We are fortunate enough to be one of the few Catholic schools in Stockport to have a purpose built Nursery. The Nursery Class is a very important part of St. Ambrose School. The importance of Early Years Education cannot be over-estimated and we provide a safe, caring environment in which children will happily grow and develop.

Applications must be completed online:

Stockport Council - Applying Online for School Places for September 2016

All places are offered on a part-time basis.  This will be a morning session 9.00am - 12.00pm.  Easter intake is usually catered for with an afternoon sesssion 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

Admission procedures are different for the main school and therefore children who attend our Nursery are not automatically transferred into the Reception Class.