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.
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com
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
In accordance with statutory requirements, and on behalf of governing bodies of schools across the diocese, the Archdiocese of Liverpool is co-ordinating a consultation process with regard to school admissions arrangements for 2022. You are invited to read the document entitled ‘Consultation on Proposed Changes to School Admissions Policies from September 2022’, available on this page, which sets out the propsoed changes to the common admissions policy adopted by the majority of Catholic schools across the Archdiocese. Other supporting information on school-specific changes is also provided below.
The consultation period will run between 7 December 2020 and 29 January 2021 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposals (by no later than 29 January) to: The Archdiocese of Liverpool, Education Department, Archdiocesan Offices, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17 1AA. Alternatively, you may wish to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should also be sent to the Chair of Governing Body at the school address.