Admission Arrangements

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. Arrangements can also be made with the Headteacher/ Deputy Headteacher to discuss confidentially any issues regarding your child and his/her education. 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.


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

The timetable for admissions to primary school 2022-23

What will happen


Admission information available

Online application service opens

September 2021

Closing date for applications

Online application service closes

15 January 2022

Wigan Council sends details of applications to other local authorities 

3 February 2022

Own admission authority schools that rank their own applications:

Wigan Council sends details of all applications to schools (including applications from other local authorities)

Schools return ranked lists by 

Own admission authority schools that use Council’s ranking service:

Wigan Council sends ranked lists for approval


1 March 2022


15 March 2022


10 March 2022

School return approved lists by

17 March 2022

Wigan Council informs other local authorities of offers to be made to their residents

23 March 2022

Wigan Council sends final lists of pupils offered places to Wigan schools and other local authorities

1 April 2022

Note:  Details of offers will be sent on the above dates providing that the allocations are complete.  If not they will be provided as soon as possible after this date.


National offer day

16 April 2022 

(please note this is during the Easter break) 

Parents to return acceptance slips for offer of school places

3 May 2022

Closing date for appeals

17 May 2022

Admissions Policy

Platt Bridge Community School converted to an academy on 1st February 2013 and the local authority is the relevant body that controls admissions. Admission to the school will be made in accordance with parental preference subject to the following criteria in order of priority. The Governors must comply with the Governments maximum class size legislation. This means that the school cannot operate classes in Reception and Key Stage 1 of more than 30 children. When the number of applications exceeds the number of places available the Governors will apply over subscription criteria.

The school's standard admission number from reception is 60 per year group Reception - Year 6. Please see nursery Admission Policy for admission number 2 - 4 years old.

Admissions to the school will be made in accordance with the following priorities:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.
  2. Children whose older brothers or sisters attend the school and who will still be there at the time of admission.
  3. Children living closest to the school. Distance is measured on an ordnance survey map in a straight line.

For more information regarding admissions arrangements, please visit the Local Authority website here.


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.