Admissions for 11-16 students

The Laurus Trust is the admissions authority for Priestnall School and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The Laurus Trust has elected to use Stockport MBC’s admission process, therefore the co-ordination and administration of admissions is undertaken by the Local Authority.

(a) For September 2024 entry into Year 7

Local Authorities have a system of coordinated admissions. Applications are made using the Local Authority form for the area in which you reside.

Stockport Local Authority’s application portal opens in mid August 2023 and the deadline for applications is 31st October 2023. For more information, please visit Stockport’s school admissions page here. Offer day is 1st March 2024.

Once we know which students are due to attend there is a series of events and meetings from May onwards to ease the transfer from primary school. These include: primary sports sessions, a new intake evening for parents/carers and a taster day at the school when students will sample a range of lessons with the tutor group to which they will belong in September. In addition, key staff visit the main primary schools to discuss transfer information with appropriate teachers.

(b) For mid-year admissions to all year groups

All applications must be made to the Local Authority’s Admissions Support and Advice Team. For more information, please click on this link.


Catchment area

* The thick black line on the above map denotes the current catchment area for Priestnall School.