Primary school admissions

Applying for a reception class place for September 2023

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, they will start reception class at the start of the new school year in September 2023.

The closing date for on time applications was 15th January 2023.

If you have not yet applied for a primary school place, or you wish to change your mind about the preferences or the order of preferences you must complete a primary in-year application form.

Applying for a reception class place for September 2024

The online application service and details of how to apply for a place in reception class for September 2024 will be available here in September 2023.

Supplementary Forms

If any of the schools you want your child to go to is a Wigan voluntary aided (church) primary 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.

Forms are available on our church school forms webpage or by requesting a copy from the school.

Parents are responsible for checking that supplementary forms sent by post have been received by the school.

Delayed entry to primary school

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