We are delighted that you are considering joining us here at Highfield St Matthew's CE Primary! We are very proud of our amazing children, ambitious curriculum, and dedicated staff.
We usually hold a formal open afternoon in the Autumn Term. so you can see the school in action. We also offer pre-arranged tours with the Early Years Leader or headteacher. If you want to arrange a tour please contact the School Office.
Any parent considering applying for a place for their children at Highfield St Matthew's is strongly advised to come and pay us a visit, so that you make make this important decision with all the facts. Choosing a school for your child is important so feel free to ask whatever questions you wish.
We very much look forward to receiving your application; and thank you for your interest in our school.
For all mid-year admissions prospective applications must be made via Wigan School Placements Team - for further information please contact 01942 489013 or visit the Wigan Council website.
School Admissions September 2023 - August 2024
School Admissions September 2024 - August 2025
The Supplementary Information Form must be completed for all applications
In-year transfer applications
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school as a result of an in-year transfer application will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Applying for Secondary School 2024
The application form is now available on line to apply for Secondary School 2024 - https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Education/Schools/School-Admissions/Secondary-schools.aspx
The online portal may ask you for a UID number, you do not need the UID number to apply, you just need to click no UID and you will be able to continue with the application form.
The closing date for applications is 31st October 2023.
If you need to contact the team please ring 01942 489013 or email email@example.com
Applying for Reception Class 2024
The online application service to apply will open on 30th September - https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Education/Schools/School-Admissions/Primary-schools.aspx
It is important that you read the ‘Applying for a place at primary school 2024/25 booklet on the Council website before making your application.
As our school is a Wigan voluntary aided (church) primary school the governors will need extra information so that they can consider your application against their faith criteria. If you do not give this information your child may be refused a place.
You are strongly advised to complete a supplementary information form for each voluntary aided school you name as a preference.
Forms are available on the church school forms webpage or by requesting a copy from the school.
Parents are responsible for checking that supplementary forms sent by post have been received by the school.
The closing date for applications is 15th January 2024.