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Apply for your child’s secondary school place

If you have a child who is due to start Year 7 at secondary school in September 2024/25 and would like to apply for their place, please follow the application process as outlined on the the Wigan Local Authority web site.

The Local Authority administers appeals on behalf of the school and provide the link to our webpages below:

School admissions appeals (

Transferring from other schools

If you would like to move your child from their current secondary school to Atherton High School, you will need to complete an in-year admission form which can be obtained via  Wigan Local Authority .  If you are considering moving your child to Atherton High School and would like a tour of the school, please contact the school directly on 01942 885500.

View our 24/25 Admission ArrangementsView our 25/26 Admission ArrangementsDetermination of admission arrangements