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Policy / Places

Admission Policy 2016/17 (click here for 2017/18 admission policy or admissions policy 2018/19)

Headteacher: Mrs C Hughes
Chair of Governors: Mr P Cassidy

Set places for Sept 2016: 150

Loreto High School, Chorlton is a Roman Catholic secondary school provided by the Diocese of Salford and maintained by the Manchester Local Authority as a Voluntary Aided School.  The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority, which is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admission.

The Governors recognise that the first responsibility of the school is to serve the Roman Catholic community for which it has been established.
This is focused on designated parish communities and the Roman Catholic primary schools that are partners in providing for those communities.
In establishing their oversubscription criteria, the Governors have also taken full account of the Code of Practice produced by the Department for Education.

The parish communities served by the school are:

St. John’s (Chorlton), St. Kentigern’s, English Martyrs, Inner-City Team Parish, Our Lady’s.

The associated primary schools are:

St John’s RC (Chorlton), St. Kentigern’s RC, Our Lady’s RC, Holy Name RC, St Wilfrid’s RC, The Divine Mercy RC.

Admission to the school will be made by the Governing Body in accordance with the stated parental preferences it receives and subject to the following set of criteria, which will be used to form a priority order if there are more applications for admission than the school has places.

1.Baptised Roman Catholic Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.

2.Baptised Roman Catholic children who attend one of the associated   primary schools and have a sibling*  attending the school at the time the admission would take effect.

3.Baptised Roman Catholic children who attend one of the associated primary schools.

4.Baptised Roman Catholic children who currently attend a Roman Catholic Primary school.

5.Baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in one of the parishes named above.

6.Other baptised Roman Catholic children.

7.Non-Catholic Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.

8.Non-Catholic children who have a sibling* already attending the school at the time the admission
would take effect.

9.Non-Catholic children who attend an associated primary school.

10.Children with exceptional medical / social needs.

11.Other Children whose parents wish them to have a Roman Catholic education.


  • A sibling means a full or half brother / sister or a stepbrother / stepsister.
  • All Roman Catholic applicants are required to provide baptismal certificates.
  • Children with exceptional medical or social needs are required to provide appropriate
    supporting evidence supplied by a doctor or a social worker.
  • In the case of a tie the child living nearest to the school (using the local authority’s computerised measuring system) will be given priority.
  • Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.



Admissions Policy 2017-18


Admissions Policy 2018-19

Further information is available from Manchester City Council direct click here to find out more.


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