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We are delighted that you are interested in St Vincent's Catholic Primary School.  We are proud of our outstanding status and work hard to ensure we retain our high standards of attainment and achievements. 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.

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. 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 on one of our Open Days. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place at this time, no Open Day or school tours can be arranged until further notice.

Did you know? 

  • We are proud that our last results were the highest the school has achieved.  
  • For the second year, we have been ranked in the top 10 schools in Greater Manchester according to the Real School Guide. This year we were ranked second out of all the schools in Greater Manchester. 
  • We received a letter from Sir Graham Brady congratulating us on our excellent school performance results.
  • We hold many externally accedited awards, these include: Science Quality Mark, 360 IT Safe Mark, Dyslexia Friendly Award, Music Mark, Platinum School Games Mark and the Wellbeing Award. We are currently preparing to receive the Geography Quality Mark and the Leading Parent Partnership Award. 
  • We offering a rich, progressive, and broad and balanced curriculum for the children.
  • We offer high quality remote education including live teaching where necessary during the Covid -19 pandemic.  
  • We offer a varied programme of clubs before and after school. 
  • We offer outstanding before and after school provision on site. 
  • We offer a birth to 5 all year round nursery on site. 
  • There is something for everyone at St Vincent's and we look forward to welcoming you into our St Vincent family.  

You will find some useful information about the school below.

A-Z of being in a Reception class This shows all of the wonderful activities your child will participate in aswell as everything we ask parents to remember


Headteacher's Presentation All About St Vincent's delivered by Mrs Harrop

Once you have seen all of the information if you have any questions, please phone the school office or email admissions@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk and we will be happy to help. 


How to apply for a Reception Class Place

Please find below the steps to help you apply for a reception class place at St Vincent's. 

  • You will need to apply to both Trafford AND to the school.
  • Complete an application form with Trafford admissions 
  • In addition to the Trafford application complete the supplementary application form and return to the school office by 15 January 2022. This is essential in aiding us apply our oversubscription criteria listed in our admission policy.
  • Please phone the school office if you have further questions or want to check we have received your application supplementary form.


Admission Policies

Admission Policy 2021

Admission Policy 2022

Parish Boundary Map


In Year Admissions: Reception to Year 6

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. Application should be made to the school and addressed to Carla Castro, Business Manager, St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, Orchard Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8EY.

Families wishing to register their interest in a place at St Vincent's should either phone the school to give details for your child/ren or complete and return the supplementary application form.  

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details. 

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school
days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office (tlf. 0161 911 8040) and we will be happy to help you.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority, as below.

Appeal For a Place (Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings)

If you wish to exercise your right to appeal, please access the Schools / School Appeals Section of the Website or contact the Democratic Services Section on Tel. No. 0161 912 2798 to request an Appeal Form. Click here to see the Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings Timetable. 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.

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

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