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Admissions and Prospectus

The School Organisation Team, based in Wigan, deal with school applications for most of the schools in the Wigan Borough, including Lowton West Primary School.

Please see the information below, including our school prospectus, which you may find useful when applying for a place at Lowton West Primary School. 

If any parents/carers have queries, you can contact School Admissions on 01942 489013 or follow the link to the Wigan Council website:

Secondary schools

Applying for secondary schools in 2023

If your child will turn 11 between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, he or she will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2023.

The online application process is now open.

The Admissions Portal may ask for your child’s Unique Identification Number (UID) when you apply, you can ask your child’s primary school for this number (Wigan Primary Schools Only). You can still apply without the UID. If the Admissions Portal does not ask for your UID it means that your child’s details have automatically been matched to their record and you won’t need to enter it.

If you need any help using the online service, please contact the School Organisation Team on 01942 489013.

It is very important that you read the Applying for a place at secondary school 2023/24 booklet before making your application as it contains important information about the allocation process.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022.

Primary school admissions

Applying for a reception class place for September 2023

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, they will start reception class at the start of the new school year in September 2023.

 The online application service (external link) is now open.

You may have registered an interest previously at a Wigan primary school but this is not an application for a school place.

To be considered for your preferred primary schools, you must apply online or fill in the Wigan Council primary school application form.

It is important that you read the ‘Applying for a place at primary school 2023/24’ booklet below before making your application.

If you need any help using the online service please contact the School Organisation Team on 01942 489013.

Application forms are also available from Wigan primary schools.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2023.

Any applications received after this date will be classed as late. We will only look at late applications after we have dealt with the applications we receive on time. This means that you are less likely to get a place at the school you want.


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