Secondary schools

Applying for secondary schools in 2022

If your child is turning 11 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2022.

The online application process is now open. You should have received a letter from us to remind you to apply.

The Admissions Portal may ask for your child’s Unique Identification Number (UID) when you apply, you can ask your child’s primary school for this number (Wigan Primary Schools Only). You can still apply without the UID. If the Admissions Portal does not ask for your UID it means that your child’s details have automatically been matched to their record and you won’t need to enter it.

Note - The online school admission portal will not be available until the afternoon of the 12th September 2021 due to essential maintenance.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2021. Any applications received after this date will be classed as late.

If you need any help using the online service, please contact the School Organisation Team on 01942 489013.

Before making your application

You must read the following booklet before making your application as it contains important information about the allocation process:

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 by the closing date 31st October 2021.

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

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