If your child will turn 11 between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2013.
You should make your application to the local authority in which you live. The timetable is as follows:
School Admissions Applications Timetable
Applications information circulated. Online application service opens.
|31 October 2012
||Closing date for applications.|
|October 2012 to February 2013
||Applications processed. |
|1 March 2013
||Offers go out by email and letter.|
|15 April 2013
||Closing date for appeals.|
|Admission to school.|
It is important that you read the information booklet for parents before choosing your preferences:
If you are unable to read the booklet online you can request a printed copy by telephoning the School Organisation Team from September 2012.
The closing date for on time applications, 31 October 2012, has now passed.
Online service for on time applications
The online application service for on time applications has now closed. You can view your submitted application using the link below. Results will be published by email and online on 1 March 2013.
The online form for late applications for Secondary school transfer 2013 can be accessed using the link below.
Please note:This form is for Wigan residents only.
Please complete and submit this if:
- You live in the Wigan area.
- You have not yet applied for a secondary school place or;
- You have changed your mind about your preferences or the order of your preferences
All applications or changes of preference submitted after the closing date, 31 October 2012, are classed as late applications. We will only look at late applications after we have dealt with all the applications we have received on time. This means that:
Late Online Application Form
- You are less likely to get a place at the school you want
- You may not be notified of the outcome of your application on 1st March but we will write to you as soon as we can after this date
Voluntary Aided (Church) Schools
If any of your preferred schools is a voluntary-aided (church) school, you are strongly advised to fill in the school's own supplementary information form as well at the Wigan Council secondary school application form.
You can get a copy of the supplementary form from the school. Supplementary forms are available on the Supplementary Forms for VA schools page, or by contacting the School Organisation Team. For important information about returning voluntary aided school supplementary information forms see the 'Applying for a place at secondary school 2013/14' booklet.
The closing date for applications is 31 October 2012. Applications submitted after this date are classed as late.
If you have any queries or need any help please contact the School Organisation Team using the details provided below.