Secondary schools

Applying for secondary schools in 2020

If your child will turn 11 between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2020. 

The closing date was 31st October 2019 and the online application service is now closed.

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, you must complete as secondary in year school transfer form - Moving schools.

Applying for secondary schools in 2021

The online application service and details of how to apply for admission to secondary school September 2021 will be available here from September 2020.

Church Forms

If any of the schools you want your child to go to is 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. This must be returned to the relevant school before the closing date of 31st October 2019. It is your responsibility to check that any information sent by post has been received by the 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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