Secondary schools

Applying for secondary schools in 2015

If your child will turn 11 between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2015. The closing date for applications was 31 October 2014.

The online application service is now closed. Applicants can still access the service to change their personal details if necessary. As the national offer date of 1st March 2015 falls during a weekend, offers will be sent out by email and viewable online on the next working day Monday 2nd March 2015. Letters will be posted out first class on Friday 27 February 2015 to, as far as possible, ensure that parents receive their results on 2nd March 2015.

Late applications

If you have not yet applied for a secondary school place, or you wish to change your mind about the preferences or the order of preferences after the closing date, you must complete a late application form.

We will only look at late applications and late changes of preference after we have dealt with the applications we received on time. This means that you are less likely to get a place at the school you want.

Please DO NOT use this form to apply for a school transfer. You must apply via the moving schools| page to apply for a school transfer.

It is important that you read the ‘Applying for a place at secondary school 2015/16’ booklet before making your application.

If any of the schools you want your child to go to a Wigan voluntary aided high school, the governors will need extra information so that they can consider your application against their faith criteria. If you do not give this information your child may be refused a place.

You are strongly advised to complete a supplementary information form for each voluntary aided school you name as a preference.





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