Admissions Policy


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.