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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. There is no need to book to attend our open days. Our next open day will be confirmed soon. If you are unable to attend our open day, please telephone the school office to arrange a guided tour of the school on another day  0161 911 8040.

Did you know? 

We are proud that our last results were the highest the school has achieved.  Here are our latest achievements:

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 came second out of all the schools in Greater Manchester. 

We received a letter from Sir Graham Brady congratulating us on our excellent school results.

We hold many awards, these include: Dyslexia Friendly Award, Music Mark, Science Quality Mark, 360 IT Safe Mark, Platinum School Games Mark and the Wellbeing Award. 

Our awards show that we are committed to offering a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.

There is something for everyone at St Vincent's and we look forward to welcoming you into our St Vincent family.  


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 https://legacy.trafford.gov.uk/content/admissions/login.asp 

In addition to the Trafford application complete the supplementary application form and return to the school office by 15 January 2020. This will help us to make decisions based on 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 Procedure

Admission Policy 2019      

Admission Policy 2020

Admission Policy 2021

Parish Boundary Map


In Year Admissions: 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 either phone the school to give details for your child/ren or complete and return the supplementary application form. 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.

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

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