Admissions Policy
If you have missed the open evening, or are unable to attend, then we are happy to take you on a tour of the Academy at another mutually convenient time. Please contact Mrs Shaw on 0161 947 1023 to arrange a suitable time to visit us.
Secondary School Admissions Policy
The academy works to the same policy as Manchester City Council Admissions Policy.
Please refer to their website for information on in-year admissions and how to apply. The page includes deadline dates for application including the Manchester over-subscription criteria in-year admissions information.
General Admissions Enquiries
Should you have any other enquiries which you would like to discuss with us before submitting your application, please contact Mrs Shaw:
by telephone: 0161 947 1023
by email:
The Manchester Creative and Media Academy has chosen to be part of the Manchester Local Authority Coordinated Admissions Scheme. This means that Manchester Local Authority coordinates all applications for admissions to MCMA.
The Independent School Appeals Service manages the appeals process for MCMA through agreement with our Governing Body. The Independent School Appeals Service ensures that all appeals lodged by the appropriate deadline are heard in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code within the timescales outlined below:
a) For applications made in the normal admission round, i.e. those applicants who receive an offer of a secondary school place for September 2017 on the 1 March 2016, for Year 7 applications, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
b) For late applications, i.e. those applicants whose application was received after the national closing date for applications for secondary applications and who receive an offer of a secondary school place for September 2016, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
A “school day” is defined as any day in which a school is in session. This means that all weekends, bank holidays and school holidays are not counted when determining the timetables for the appeals process.
Making an appeal
If you want to make an admission appeal please download and complete the admission appeal form from the Manchester LA Admissions website detailed below. The completed Admissions Appeal Form should then be returned to the Independent School Appeals Service at the address below.
Contact details for appeals
Independent School Appeals Service,
PO Box 532,
Town Hall,
M60 2LA.
Telephone: 0161 234 3038
Fax: 0161 274 7017