01942 747818

Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL


Highfield St Matthew's Church of England Primary School

‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:13)


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 at 




 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.



    September 2023 entry

    Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 or Reception class in September 2023 will be heard according to the following statutory timescales:

    School admissions appeals timetable
      Offer date Appeals lodged Appeals to be heard
    Secondary 1 March 2023 by 30 March 2023 within 40 school days
        after 30 March within 30 school days
    Primary 16 April 2023 (or next working day) by 16 May 2023 within 40 school days
        after 16 May within 30 school days

    Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date at least 10 school days before the hearing.

    A copy of the school’s statement of case will be sent to each parent/carer 5 school days before the hearing.

    Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the clerk at least 7 school days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.