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 2021-22

Please click here to view the Stockport Admissions Policy for 2020-21

Applying Online for School Places for September 2021

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

Stockport Council - Applying Online for School Places for September 2021

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

Admission Types Birth dates between Application closing date Offer date
Nursery - Consideration for January 2021 start 1 September 2017 - 31 December 2017 31 October 2020 Late November 2020
Nursery - Consideration for April 2021 start 1 September 2017 - 31 March 2018 15 February 2021 March 2021
Nursery - September 2021 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018 31 March 2021 18 May 2021
Primary (Reception) - September 2021 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017 15 January 2021 16 April 2021
Secondary (Year 7) - September 2021 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010 31 October 2020 2 March 2021


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 2021

Please note that we have a nursery intake in both January and April.

All places are offered on a part-time basis.  This will be a morning session 8:45am - 11:45pm.  January and Easter intakes are usually catered for with an afternoon sesssion 12.15pm - 3.15pm.

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