Rostrevor Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 8LQ
0161 480 8466


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 2023-24

Please click here to view the Stockport Admissions Policy for 2023-24

Please click here to view the St Ambrose Admissions Policy for 2024-25

In-Year Applications


Applying Online for School Places for September 2023

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

Stockport Council - Applying Online for School Places for September 2023

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 2023 start 1 September 2019 - 31 December 2019 31 October 2022 Late November 2022
Nursery - Consideration for April 2023 start 1 September 2019- 31 March 2020 15 February 2023 March 2023
Nursery - September 2023 1 September 2019 - 31 August 2020 31 March 2023 18 May 2023
Primary (Reception) - September 2022 1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 15 January 2023 17 April 2023
Secondary (Year 7) - September 2022 1 September 2011 - 31 August 2012 31 October 2022 1 March 2023


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 using the link above.

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 often catered for with an afternoon session 12.15pm - 3.15pm but we are currently admitting all early intake children in our morning session.

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