School Admissions




The governors at Gatley Primary School are the admissions authority and make strategic decisions regarding admissions, which includes annual reviews of the Published Admission Number (PAN).  

Stockport Local Authority manage the operational process of our admissions for both nursery and reception. Please refer to the Local Authority admission arrangements at

Admission to Nursery

Please view the Nursery admissions booklet (Free Early Education and Childcare for 2, 3, and 4 year olds) on Stockport Local Authority website ( This booklet outlines the settings available in the Cheadle / Gatley area, the arrangements for applying for a nursery place and the priority criteria for admissions is outlined. Our published admissions number for Nursery is 40 (part-time).

You will need to apply separately for a primary school place, even if your child attends our Nursery. Admission to a nursery class does not give any priority for a place in our reception classes at Gatley Primary School.

Admission to Reception

Gatley Primary School follows the Local Authority admission arrangements for primary schools, which is published in the annual booklet from the Children and Young Peoples Directorate. Applying for ‘Primary School Booklet’ is available on line at ( A copy of the admissions policy is also available on this link.

The booklet gives further details on the admission criteria for community schools. An application form should be completed on line. A telephone helpline is available on 0845 644 4313. Our school published admission number (PAN) is 90 for reception.

Admissions Policy


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