Secondary schools

National Offer Day 1st March 2018

If you applied online for a secondary school place for your child before 31st October 2017, you will be able to view your offer online from 1st March 2018.

You will also receive your result by email. If you have been refused one or more of your preferences you will also receive a letter with details of how places were allocated and how to appeal.

If you applied on a paper application form you will receive your result by letter. Late applicants will also be notified of their result by letter.

Applying for secondary schools in 2018

If your child will turn 11 between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2018.

The closing date was 31st October 2017 and the online application service is now closed.

Applicants can still access the service to change their personal details if necessary.

If you have applied online, you will receive an email on 1st March 2018, if you have applied using an application form, you will be notified of the result by letter. 

If you have applied online and your email shows that you have not got a place at your first preference school, you will receive a letter with details of why you have been refused a place and how to appeal the decision. We will also provide information on waiting lists. Please wait for your letter to arrive. If your letter has not arrived by 3rd March 2018, please contact The School Organisation Team on 01942 489013.

Late applications

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

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.

Please DO NOT use this form to apply for a school transfer. You must apply via the moving schools page to apply for a school transfer.

It is very important that you read the 'Applying for a place at secondary school 2018/19' booklet before making your application.

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.

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


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