Applying For Places at Our School For 2019

The application period for admission to Reception class in September 2019 is now open.  Applications should be made online.

Prospective parents and children are warmly welcomed to visit the school at any time to see the excellent provision we offer.  Please contact the school office on 01257 423107 to arrange a visit.


Admissions Policy

The statutory admission number for Wrightington Mossy Lea Primary School for 2018/2019 is 7.

In line with local authority guidelines, parents are asked to express preferences online for three primary schools.

Further information regarding this process can be found at:

Applications for a place at Wrightington Mossy Lea Primary School must be made online via the link:

In primary schools, an equal preference scheme is followed to comply with the Schools Admission Code, whereby three parental preferences will be considered equally against the following admissions criteria.

  1. Children in public care at the time when preferences are expressed and who arestill in public care at the time of their admission toschool;
  2. Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned (seenote (i) below);
  3. Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the youngestchild will start, (see note (ii)below);
    Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those livingnearest tothe preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority, (see note (iv) below).
  4. In the event of oversubscription, the above criteria will be applied in priority order.


i. The medical, social and welfare criterion will consider issues relevant to thechild and/orthefamily.
This category may include children without a statement who have specialneeds. Children who have a statement for special needs will have their applications considered separately.

ii. Brothers and sisters includes step-children, half brothers and sisters, fostered and adopted children living with the same family at the same address/(consideration maybe given to applying this criterion to full brothers and sisters who reside at different addresses).

iii. The distance criterion which will be used as the tie breaker if there isoversubscription within any of the admission criteria is a straight line (radial) measure. If the Local Authority is unableto distinguish between applicants using the published criteria, (eg twins or same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.

It is possible to apply online by clicking on the links below.

Click below for Lancashire County Council's Admissions Website

Click below for Wigan County Council's Admissions Website

If you live under Wigan Authority and would like your child to attend our school, please apply for a place through Wigan Council.

Please click below for our Admissions Policy