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 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.


The closing date for applications is 15th January 2022. 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.

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

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Platt Bridge Admission Arrangements 2023 - 24

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*To be reviewed by Trustees 13th June 2023 and published following 


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 2022-23 and beyond is: 

What will happen


Admission information available

On-line application service opens


September 2022

Closing date for applications

On-line application service closes


15 January 2023

Wigan Council sends details of applications to other local authorities


3 February 2023

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 2023




15 March 2023




10 March 2023

Schools return approved lists by


17 March 2023


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



23 March 2023

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


31 March 2023

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 2023

(please note this is during the Easter break and a Sunday)


Parents to return acceptance slips for offer of school places



2 May 2023

Closing date for appeals

16 May 2023


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.