Catchment area

Anyone is welcome to apply to the UTC@MediaCityUK, wherever they live.

However, if places are oversubscribed, they will be allocated according to the priority criteria laid out below.

a)    Looked after children and previously looked after children, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the School Admissions Code.
b)    Zone A: 40% of places will be allocated to applicants who live in Salford, Manchester, Trafford and Bury. Places will be allocated via random allocation.
c)    Zone B: 30% of places will be allocated to applicants who live in Bolton, Wigan, Stockport. Places will be allocated via random allocation.
d)    Zone C: 30% of places will be allocated to applicants who live in the additional local authorities that make up Greater Manchester, which are Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Places will be allocated via random allocation.
e)    Students living outside the priority zones A, B and C. Priority will be given to applicants living closest to the UTC, as measured in a straight line from the applicants home address (where a child is resident for the majority of the week) to the front gates of the UTC using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system.

Zones

Area Postcodes
Zone A
Salford M3, M5, M6, M7, M50, M27, M28, M30, M44
Manchester M1, M2, M3, M4, M8, M9, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M21, M18, M19, M20, M22, M23, M40, M90
Trafford M16, M17, M31, M32, M33, M41, WA13, WA14, WA15
Bury M25, M26, M45, BL8, BL9, BL0
Zone B
Bolton M26, M38, BL1, BL2, BL3, BL4, BL5, BL6, BL7
Wigan M29, M46, WA3, WN1, WN2, WN3, WN4, WN5, WN6, WN7
Stockport SK1, SK2, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK6, SK7, SK8
Zone C
Oldham M24, M35, OL1,OL2, OL3, OL4, OL8, OL9
Rochdale M24, OL10, OL11, OL12, OL15, OL16, BL9
Thameside M34, M43, OL5, OL6, OL7, SK14, SK15