School is currently open to pupils in all year groups but the Delta variant of COVID-19 is becoming more prevalent in the city. With this in mind, please remember to wear a face covering when on the school site - this will help to keep school open for as many children as possible. When arriving and departing, please follow the one-way system and keep a distance from other families. If you or any member of your family experience COVID-19 symptoms please isolate and book a test. Read more



We aim to provide full time nursery places for children who are aged three from 1st September to 31st August of the previous school year.  Children cannot be admitted to our nursery until they are three.  We aim to have all our children admitted to nursery full time by the third week of September.

Parents and carers should contact our Admissions Manager, Melanie Wilkinson, if they wish to place their child’s name on our nursery waiting list.

Children’s names need to be on the Nursery Waiting List by the end of February, the school year before they are due to start in Nursery.  Parents and carers will receive a letter during the Easter Holiday if their child has been offered a place.

Parents and carers need to accept this place by the deadline on the letter.  Once the place has been accepted a transition programme will be organised for your child.  This is run by the Nursery Team. 

Admission to Reception

Manchester local authority is responsible for admissions of all reception places, including children already attending our Nursery.  The local authority forms must be completed by parents on-line, parents can request a paper form.  This must be completed by the nominated date in December the year before your child is due to start Reception.  A late application could result in your child not getting a place at the school of their choice.  Children who have a Nursery place at Old Moat do not automatically get a place in Reception at Old Moat.

Admissions to all other Year Groups

Manchester local authority manages these admissions.  Please contact Manchester City Council Admissions Team on 0161 245 7166 or apply online a  The City Council will then notify school and children’s names will be added to the schools’ waiting list.  If places are available, the Council will notify parents who will then need to contact the school to complete admissions form and make an appointment to meet with the Admission Team.

For more information about this process and the Appeals Process please use this link to the City Council

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