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 online application service (external link) is now open.

You may have registered an interest previously at a Wigan primary school but this is not an application for a school place.

To be considered for your preferred primary schools, you must apply online or fill in the Wigan Council primary school application form.

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 or you can request that a form is posted to your home address by contacting 01942 489013.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019.

Any applications received after this date will be classed as late. We will only look at late applications after we have dealt with the applications we receive on time. This means that you are less likely to get a place at the school you want.

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

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