We are delighted that you are interested in St Vincent's Catholic Primary School.  Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child.  We are here to help you through this process. On this page you will find out how to apply for a place at St Vincent's Catholic Primary School. 

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School is an outstanding primary school. Our pupils are offered a wide range of opportunities and experience high levels of success. Our pupils reach their potential and grow into self assured and confident learners. As a catholic school we work in partnership with children, parents, governors, staff and with our churches; Holy Angels in Hale Barns and St Vincent's in Altrincham. 

In order to fully appreciate the high standards we have and the opportunities we offer at St Vincent's we invite all prospective parents to visit us to meet our wonderful children and to see the school in action.

There is no need to book to attend our open days. Our open days will be advertised in September on this page.

If you are unable to attend our open days, please telephone the school office to arrange a guided tour of the school 0161 911 8040.

Please find below the steps to help you apply for a reception class place at our school.

  •  Complete an application form with Trafford admissions 

  • Complete the additional application supplementary form to be returned to the school by the closing date for applications in January 2019 TBC. This will help us to make decisions based on our oversubscription criteria listed in our admission policy.

  • Please phone the school if you have further questions or want to check we have received your application supplementary form.

Admission Policies

Application Form by the closing date for applications in January 2019 TBC.

School Application Form

Appeal Timetable (Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings)

If you wish to exercise your right to appeal, please access the Schools/ School Appeals Section of Trafford's website or contact the Democratic Services Section on Telephone No. 0161 912 2798 to request an Appeal Form.



Offer of Places

Monday 16 April 2018

Deadline for lodging Appeals

Monday 14 May 2018

[Note: all appeals received by this date will be heard within 40 school days]

Deadline for Additional Evidence

for on-time appeals

Monday 21 May 2018

Deadline for Admission Authorities to submit their evidence

Seven School Days before date of the Hearing

Deadline for Appeal Papers to be sent to all parties

Six School Days before date of the Hearing

Appellants will receive:

  • At least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing
  • Decision letters within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible OR where multiple days are required within 5 school days of the last hearing wherever possible.

As applications for in-year admissions are a separate process please note this category of appeal will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.

In Year Admission Reception to Year 6

Occasionallly places become available during the year in Reception to Year 6. Families wishing to register their interest in a place at St. Vincent's should firstly phone the school to give details for your child/ren. Your details will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. If your child has not been given a place you can exercise your right of appeal with the Local Authority. Please phone the school office if you have any questions and we will be happy to help (0161) 911 8040.


Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey