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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)



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

see note (b)


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

see note (c)


Child participation in worship at another Christian church.

see note (d)


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

see note (e)


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

see note (f)


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

see note (g)



As you will all be aware, our admission policy was changed during and after the pandemic, so that parents who wanted to use the Church admission criteria for their children to come to St Michael's, was reduced from 12 visits over 2 years to 6 visits over 2 years. Now that things have returned to be a more stable position, the Governors would like to amend this policy back to 12 visits over 2 years. To do this, we have to go out to public consultation. Please find attached our Application to Change Admission Policy for 2024-25, attached to this ping, This will be open for 6 weeks, with a closing date of Friday 27th January 2023

Please click on the link below which will take you to our Policy Page where our Admission Policy for 2023-24 and our Admission Policy for 2024-25 is displayed.

Mid year admissions to St Michael's School

If you are interested in your child coming to St Michael's CE Primary School mid year into any of our classes from Reception Class to Year 6,  then please see the link below which will direct you to mid year admissions at Wigan Local Authority.  If you would like to know if we have any vacancies in the year you require for your child or require any other information, then please do not hesitate to contact our school office via telephone or email, where we will be happy to help you.


Applications for mid-year admissions, have to be made through Wigan Local Authority.


Appeal information is detailed in our Admission Policy for reception children and our School Prospectus for applications mid-year.


Please refer to these on our website for further information, or telephone the school office.