Stockport’s School Admissions process

Stockport’s School Admissions processes and policies are very clear and easy to understand.  On making an application for a school place, please follow the link: Nursery and school admissions.

For information on how school places are allocated visit Stockport’s admissions explained page.

Eligible dates of birth and Closing Dates

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

Admission: Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

In September 2014 a new Code of Practice providing clear and detailed guidance with regard to SEND was introduced into all schools.

In order that Great Moor Infant School is compliant with this documentation we have produced a document called the ‘School Offer’. This document outlines the SEND provision and support within school as well the key role played by parents. It is best viewed with the Local Authority Offer. Both of these can be accessed via Great Moor Infant School website ~ Parent Information ~ Admissions: Local Offer & School Offer.

At Great Moor Infant School parents, all staff and Governors have very high aspirations for SEND pupils. It is our aim to enable pupils to achieve in school and put in place building blocks for successful learning beyond early years and infant school. Individual pupils play an important role in considering their learning targets and support.

The 2014 Code of Practice sets out an individualised and graduated response to support children with Special Educational needs and disabilities.

The areas of SEND are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Emotional and Social development including mental health
  • Sensory and/or physical

Induction Arrangements

In order that our children feel happy, safe and secure we have developed Induction Programmes, both in Nursery and Reception. These include home visits, story sessions, and phased entry into school or Nursery. These Induction Programmes have proved to be exceptionally successful. Pupils settle very well into both of our Early Years settings. Further details are available in the ‘Welcome’ pack.