Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 5NG

01942 487999


Platt Bridge Community School

School Values: Promotes Belief Creates Success

Admission Arrangements

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, they will start reception class at the start of the new school year in September 2024.

Parents and Carers are asked to complete their application before the 9th January 2024 to ensure the best chance to secure their child attends their preferred school.

The online primary school application service will open on 30th September 2023.


The closing date for applications is 15th January 2024.

  • Any applications received after this date will be classed as late.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time to register their interest.
  • The parents of children who are to begin school for the first time in September are invited to a meeting in school.
  • It is possible during this visit to discuss with members of staff any concerns you may have.

Children and parents are invited into school prior to starting in September to participate in three sessions with the class teacher as part of our INSPIRE programme.

Children going to nursery classes

It is important to remember that if your child goes to a nursey class attached to the school we remind you that they do not have an automatic right to a place in a reception class in school. 


Platt Bridge Admission Arrangements 2020-21

Primary and Secondary coordinated admission schemes 2020-21


Platt Bridge Admission Arrangements 2021-22


Platt Bridge Admission Arrangements 2022-23

2023 -24

Platt Bridge Admission Arrangements 2023 - 24

2024 -25

The School Admissions Code (Sept 2021), published by the Department for Education, requires all admission authorities to consult on their admission arrangements if they are seeking to make changes from the previous year or if the arrangements have not been consulted on for at least 7 years. Consultation must take place for a minimum of 6 weeks between 1 October and 31 January. The final arrangements must be determined by 28 February 2024

Please click here to review our the Proposed Admission Arrangements for 2025-26. This consultation will run from 4 December 2023 for six weeks.

 Our admission arrangements within the trust comply with the DfE’s ‘School Admissions Code’ and ‘School Admission Appeals Code’.

The timetable for admissions to primary school in September 2024 is: 

What will happen


Admission information available

On-line application service opens


The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the application period – 30th September 2023 to 15th January 2024

Closing date for applications

On-line application service closes


15 January 2024

National offer day


16th April 2024

Closing date for appeals

15th May 2024

Admission to school

September 2024


Admissions Policy

Platt Bridge Community School converted to an academy on 1st February 2013 and the trust has commissioned Wigan local authority is the relevant body that controls admissions.

For more information regarding admissions arrangements and our full policy, please visit the Local Authority admissions website here for the school policy.


In the event of over-subscription in any one of the above criteria priority will be given to those living nearest to the school in a straight line.


Parents who have not been allocated a place for their child have recourse to an appeal procedure as stated in the Wigan Council "Admission to Primary Schools" Handbook. Please click here for more information.