Applying For Places at Our School 

Prospective parents and children are warmly welcomed to visit the school at any time to see the excellent provision we offer.  Please contact the Head of School at to arrange a visit.

Admissions Policy

The statutory admission number for Wrightington Mossy Lea Primary School is 7. We are a delightful, small village school were children of all ages, all abilities thrive in a calm, quiet, relaxed, personal environment. 

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 are still in public care at the time of their admission to school;
  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 (see note (i) below);
  3. Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the youngest child will start, (see note (ii)below);
    Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those living nearest to the preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority, (see note (iv) below).
  4. In the event of over subscription, the above criteria will be applied in priority order.


i. The medical, social and welfare criterion will consider issues relevant to the child and/or the family.
This category may include children without a statement who have special needs. 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 is over subscription within any of the admission criteria is a straight line (radial) measure. If the Local Authority is unable to 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.