Joining Our School
Our current planned admission number (PAN) is 150 students per year group (total capacity is 750 students). This is to protect the small, family feel of St Anne's.
The application process
The Application Process 2019 / 2020
Alongside the information contained in this booklet, you should also read Stockport’s full School Admission Policy document, which can be viewed at Stockport Admissions or is available on request from the Admissions Support and Advice Team.
How does it work?
The admissions process for secondary schools is ‘co-ordinated’, which means that all Local Authorities work together to make sure the process is similar for all parents, regardless of where they live or which school they wish to apply for.
If you live in Stockport, you must make your application to Stockport Council, even if you wish to apply for schools in a different Local Authority area. You must apply using the online system available at Stockport Admissions
If you live outside of Stockport but wish to apply for a school in the Stockport area, you must make your application to your own Local Authority, who will liaise with Stockport about your child’s application.
If your child was born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009, you need to apply for a secondary school place for the school year beginning September 2020 by 31st August 2019.
You must apply using the online system available from 15th August 2019. To apply, visit Stockport Admissions where you will find step by step instructions.
When you apply you will need to answer questions about your child including name, address, date of birth, and other questions about your relationship to the child, religion, medical / social issues, other children in the family attending your preferred schools (siblings). It’s important to include sibling details because it can place your application in a higher oversubscription category at the relevant schools.
If you are applying for a Catholic school you will be asked if your child has been Baptised Catholic or not. Please note you should only answer YES if your child’s Baptism has actually taken place, intention to have your child Baptised Catholic at a later date will not be considered. If a place is allocated on the basis of a declaration on your application that your child is Baptised Catholic and it is subsequently found that the Baptism hasn’t taken place, the place may be withdrawn.
All applications are based on the child’s Principal Parental Home Address. This must be where the child and parents are normally resident. A temporary or relative/friend/childminder's address cannot be used. See pages 20 for further details.
You can apply for up to 6 schools and give your reasons for wanting a place at a particular school. We strongly recommend that you use your six preferences to name 6 different schools in order to maximise your opportunity of gaining a place at one of your preferred schools. Also, please consider that you may be in a higher category for your catchment area school than other preferred schools when making your selection.
Categories A-K refer to applications received by the closing date 31st October 2019
The Governing Bodies of all three Catholic High schools in Stockport have developed an Admissions Policy in consultation with the Local Authority, parents and governing bodies of other schools.
The categories listed below are used for the allocation of places. In order to fit into a category your child must meet all of the conditions listed; and will only fit into one category. A nominated area may be a parish or part of a parish.