Remember to apply for your child’s primary school place

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more than 97 per cent of children will be starting their school life in reception class this September at one of their preferred schools.

Applying for a reception class place for September 2022

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, they will start reception class at the start of the new school year in September 2022.

The online primary school application service will open on 30th September 2021.

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.

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2022. 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. Application forms are also available from Wigan primary schools.

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.

Before making your application

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

Supplementary Forms

If any of the schools you want your child to go to is a Wigan voluntary aided (church) 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.

Forms are available on our church school forms page or by requesting a copy from the school.

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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