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The Governing Body deal with the admissions into Reception Class for St. Michael’s C E Primary School.  The process of awarding places is delegated to the Admissions Committee. The policy has been written in consultation with the Local Authority and Manchester Diocesan Board of Education.

St Michael’s C E Primary School will admit children up to the maximum Standard Number of 30. If 30 or fewer children apply for admission to the reception year, all will be offered a place. If more than 30 applications are received, the following admission criteria will be applied in the order of priority shown. For further clarification please see our Admission Policy which is available on our Policy Page.




Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children (a)



Children who appear to the Governors of St Michael’s CE Primary School to have been in state care as a result of being adopted. see note (b)


Brother or sister to pupils who will be in attendance at the school at the time of admission.

see note (c)



Child participation in worship in an Anglican Church, i.e. a Church of England Church

see note (d)



Child participation in worship at another Christian church.

see note (e)




Children whose social circumstances mean that their needs can only be met at this school.

see note (f)



Children whose medical circumstances mean that their needs can only be met at this school.

see note (g)



Any other children, with priority given to those living nearest to the school. 

see note (h)


"In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church or relevant place of worship has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or relevant place of worship or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

If you are interested in your child coming to St Michael's CE Primary School mid year or into one of our other year groups, then please see the link below which will direct you to mid year admissions at Wigan Local Authority.  If you would like any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact our school office.