Secondary schools

Applying for secondary schools in 2017

If your child will turn 11 between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2017.

The online application process is now open. You should have received a letter from us containing your child's Unique Identification Number to help you apply. If you have not received your letter, you can still apply without the Unique Identification Number. Please note: you can apply online using a mobile device, tablet and iPad, computer or laptop.

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

It is very important that you read the 'Applying for a place at secondary school 2017/18' booklet before making your application as it contains important information about the allocation process.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016.

Any applications received after this date will be classed as late.

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 31 October 2016.

Parents are responsible for checking that supplementary forms sent by post have been received by the school by the closing date of 31 October 2016.


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