The Governors of the school are the Admissions Authority and, as such determine how places in the school are allocated. The school has a Planned Admission Number (PAN) of 240 and it is the intention to ensure that all year groups achieve their PAN.  In the case of oversubscription, the Governors will apply the published oversubscription criteria. This is available within the school-published Admissions Policy.

Catchment Area

The school exists to serve the Catholic Communities of Ashton, Bryn, Haydock, Stubshaw, Platt Bridge, Hindley, Hindley Green and Winstanley. As such it is a preferred and popular destination for Catholic children attending:

  • St Oswald's Catholic Primary School, Ashton
  • Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School, Bryn
  • English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School, Haydock
  • St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Stubshaw Cross
  • Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Platt Bridge
  • St Benedict's Catholic Primary School, Hindley
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Hindley Green
  • St Aidan's Catholic Primary School

In addition the school has been able to admit children from Lowton, Golborne and Newton le Willows in recent years.  Do you need help finding which Catholic school serves your parish? Click this link and type in your postcode to see the result.

The admission process is managed by the School Placements Department at Wigan Council (Telephone number 01942 489013). This includes admission into Year 7 in September and all mid-year admissions.  Any query about the admissions process or about availability of places in the school should be directed to the school in the first instance.  Wigan Council Admissions to Secondary Schools 2022 - Guide to the process

Admissions Documents


Archdiocese of Liverpool Department of Education  

Parents are reminded that for applications to be considered under the Catholic faith criteria, there is a requirement for baptism to take place prior to application.  You are reminded to take prompt action if baptism has not already taken place.  As our churches reopen parish priests are able to schedule and confirm baptisms with parents in accordance with the safe operation of their church, and make access to baptism certficates where required.  If you have any concerns about this in your parish please contact the Education Department at


For those children of other faiths seeking a place in a Catholic school there is no requirement for evidence of attendance; a baptism certificate or confirmation in writing that the applicant is a member of their faith community from an appropriate minister of religion is the requirement in this circumstance.

Consultation on School Admissions Arrangements for September 2022

The statutory consultation process has now taken place.  Following consideration of all of the responses received, there is no proposal to change any of the common policies issued to schools in advance of the consultation process. Please read the letter from the Deputy Director of Education, Chris Williams.

Letter from the Archdiocese

You will be able to find a copy of our school's policy via the following link which sets ouf the school policies for 2022 by local authority grouping:-