Manchester schools and catchments

Manchester City Council has 159 primary schools and 62 secondary schools. 10% of Manchester's schools are private schools. 66 state schools in Manchester follow the local authority's admissions criteria, while 119 set their own.

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Ofsted ratings
in Manchester

  1. Outstanding 38 schools
  2. Good 119 schools
  3. Requires Improvement 11 schools
  4. Inadequate 7 schools

Most popular state schools
in Manchester in 2019

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary



Popularity is based on the number of first preference applications a school received compared to the number of places available, where we have this data. Where places available data isn't held, first preferences are compared to the number of offers made.

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Also see Manchester's Ofsted reports and school performance dashboard