Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn



Saunton Road, Manchester, Lancashire M11 1AJ

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Admission Arrangements

The school is only responsible for the admission of pupils to its Foundation 1 (Nursery) class. All other admissions, Foundation 2 (Reception) up to Year 6 are managed by Manchester City Council. The Council’s admissions team operate an application process where your child will be allocated a place at the nearest available school. They keep a waiting list of places if our school happens to be full in the year group that you require.

Please contact the Council’s admissions team on 0161 245 7166 for further information. Alternatively you can apply for a pimary school place via the Manchester City Council Pimary Admissions website by clicking the link below.


Our Foundation 1 class (Nursery) has 30 full-time places. You can register your child anytime from birth. We accept children from 3 ½ years old, however we stipulate that they must be toilet trained.

There is no charge for attending our Nursery as the school falls inside an area of high deprivation as indicated by Manchester City Council. All places are full time and a fairness policy operates that prioritises children by looked after status, SEND, age (i.e. their date of birth) and distance to school.

Our Nursery admissions policy can be found in the 'Documents and Policies' section of this website here.

An information pack is available on request at the school’s main office.