Admissions to our School

Late applications/Preference changes

If you have not yet applied for a primary school place, or you wish to change your mind about the preferences or the order of preferences after the closing date, you must complete a late application form.

Wigan LA Late application form - Primary


Wigan LA will only offer ONE place to each child, please ensure you select Our Lady's as your first choice in order to secure the best chance of being offered a place at our school. Last year a pupil who was ranked 53rd out of 58 was offered a place at our school because they placed Our Lady's as their first choice. If you would like to discuss your application please do not hesitate to contact us on 01942 832299.


For each new September intake there are 30 places at school for Reception Year children, if 30 children or less apply for a place ALL children who apply will be offered a place, however if more than 30 children apply, places will be allocated with reference to the school's Admissions policy. For more information please CLICK HERE

If you have been unable to join us at our Open Day for parents and children wishing to apply for a place in our school starting in September 2019, please contact the school to arrange a personal tour of the school.

Please see our promotional video above for a brief overview of the school. This was kindly produced by Matthew & Ben of Parallax Media who are currently students at Runshaw College.

CLICK HERE for more information

On behalf of the whole community of Our Lady’s, may I welcome you to our school website.

We hope that you will find all of the information you are looking for and that the website will give you an insight into the life at our wonderful school.

Being the Headteacher of Our Lady’s gives me great pleasure. Having been the Deputy Headteacher here for four years, I am fully committed to the community of Our Lady’s and strive to ensure that the school serves our local children and their families well.

I believe our school is very special. Our Lady’s enjoys a reputation as a happy and caring Catholic primary school. We are proud of our academic achievements, our friendly purposeful atmosphere and the extra curricular provision made available to our pupils.


We expect the highest standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life, in their attitudes to learning and in their behaviour. Our Lady’s staff are committed, talented and professional, providing a caring, safe and supportive learning environment for our pupils.


We try to encourage at all times an active partnership with parents, pupils, governors and parish to help ensure the best possible education for each one of our pupils.


We hope you like our website; however, if there is anything else you would find useful please let us know through the ‘Contact Us’ page. You are very welcome to visit and experience our outstanding school for yourself – learning and loving together; we grow with Jesus.


As headteacher, I am always able to make time to talk to parents, so please do not hesitate to ask.


I look forward to meeting you and your child.


Mr Chris Horridge


Our Newsletters

07 Feb 2020

Newsletter Issue 10 - 2019/20

The God Who Speaks
Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other. (Catholic Bishops of England and Wales) The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have dedicated the year 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and 'The God Who Speaks'. During the year, Catholics across the country are encouraged to look again at the Word of God in holy scripture and to consider anew how their lives can be guided and enriched by the Word. Pupils and staff in school will be invited to listen to and to read the Word of God and to be more aware of how they can use the bible as a source of guidance, or encouragement, of comfort and of hope.

Pope Francis’ Monthly Intentions
I wanted to bring to your attention the monthly prayer intentions of Pope Francis. Each month, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month.

24 Jan 2020

Newsletter Issue 9 - 2019/20

Sacramental Programme
The children in Y3 will shortly begin their Sacramental Programme. As in previous years, some of their sacramental sessions with the catechists will be with children from Holy Family. Please keep all of the children in your prayers throughout the programme.

Class Assemblies
Well done to Y4 & Y2 for their recent assemblies. As usual, the children were a credit to you and school and we thank you for your continued support.

See below the dates for the rest of the classes this term:

Y1 Thursday 30th January
Y5 Thursday 13th February
YR Thursday 5th March
Y3 Thursday 26th March

As you can see Y6 are not on the list as they have a particularly busy period this term. They will of course be doing a leavers’ assembly at the end of the Summer term.

10 Jan 2020

Newsletter Issue 8 - 2019/20

New Year Welcome
Welcome back and happy new year to all members of our Our Lady’s school community. I trust you had a happy and peaceful Christmas. The children have come back very positively as usual.

Class Assemblies
See below for the dates of our class assemblies this term:
Y4 Thursday 16th January
Y2 Thursday 23rd January
Y1 Thursday 30th January
Y5 Thursday 13th February
YR Thursday 5th March
Y3 Thursday 26th March
As you can see Y6 are not on the list as they have a particularly busy period this term. They will of course be doing a leavers’ assembly at the end of the Summer term.

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More News...

October 1, 2019

This term, Mr Livesey helped kick start our local history topic by taking us on a guided tour of Aspull during which we found out lots of information about the areas working past. Inspired by these trips, we have conducted our own research into Aspull life during the 2...

September 26, 2019

In Maths we are going to be focusing on a number a week, which allows us to really get to know each number! During our first weeks in school, we have been doing different sorting activities to make our brains start to think in a mathematical way and we are starting to...

September 26, 2019

We have started focusing on our names and being able to recognise them before we start to write them. We have been doing a variety of snack time challenges to help us to remember this.

Look at how we have started to have a go at this ourselves in class.

September 26, 2019

In Reception we have been settling into our class so well. We have been learning all about the rules and routines of our new school, and getting to know different members of staff. Look how much of a good time we have had so far!

September 20, 2019

We have been exploring Florence Nightingale and her influence on nursing. We looked at the nurses unirforms that they wore in the 1800’s compared to the uniforms nurses wear today. We then worked in groups to design and create a nurses uniform that could be worn by a f...

September 17, 2019

This week we have been focusing on place value. We partitioned numbers using the base ten models which helped us to show how many tens and ones are in two digit numbers.

September 17, 2019

We used dictionaries to look up words we didn’t know the meaning of from the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’.

We had to look carefully at the letter the word began with, find this in the order of the alphabet then find it in the dictionary.

The more we practised the quicker...

September 17, 2019

Whilst exploring the significance of Florence Nightingale, we experimented using modern day hospital equipment and compared this to the equipment they would have had during the 1800’s. We used bandages, rubber gloves, safety goggles and even listened to each others hea...

September 17, 2019

We have been researching why Florence Nightingale was known as the ‘Lady of the Lamp’. We found that when she went to check on the patients during the night in the war she carried a lamp to be able to see. We also found out that inside the lamp was a candle, this was b...

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