Primary school admissions

Applying for a reception class place for 2019

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, they will start reception class at the start of the new school year in September 2019.

The closing date for on time applications was 15th January 2019.

The online application service (external link) is now closed. Applicants can still access the service to change their personal details if necessary.

Offers will be sent out by email and available online on 16th April 2019.  

Late applications

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 after the closing date, you must complete a late application form.

Please note - If you change your preferences and we are able to offer a place based on your new form, we will automatically withdraw the original offer if one was made.

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.

It is important that you read the ‘Applying for a place at primary school 2019/20’ booklet below before making your application.

If you need any help using the online service please contact the School Organisation Team on 01942 489013. Application forms are also available from Wigan primary schools.

If any of the schools you want your child to go to is a Wigan voluntary aided 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. Parents are responsible for checking that supplementary forms sent by post have been received by the school.

Delayed entry to primary school

Privacy Notice

The Council has a legal responsibility to protect the data it collects. A copy of the School Admissions and Appeals Service Privacy Notice can be downloaded.   

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