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Welcome to St John Fisher!

​The deadline for applications for a secondary school place for St John Fisher is 31 October 2023. You must have completed the online application form with Wigan Council and clicked submit and completed the supplementary faith form (see below for a download) by this time. 


Please either hand the supplementary faith form to school reception at St John Fisher or email If you do not do this, your application will be treated as a late application and you may not get the school you applied for.

Why apply to St John Fisher?

In our short school films, we share our thoughts and experiences about St John Fisher and why it is a vibrant, successful and aspiring place to learn and grow.

How to Apply

You can only apply online through the Wigan portal. You must have chosen your 3 school preferences by Thursday 31 October 2024. Use the link below to apply for a place:

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As well as completing the online form, as we are a Catholic school, you also MUST complete the supplementary faith form and supply us with a copy of the baptism certificate. If we do not receive a baptism certificate, your child's application will be ranked lower in the school places list. If you do not give this information to the school your child may be refused a place.

For September 2025 admissions, please print this form out and return it to St John Fisher school reception before Thursday 31 October 2024. Use the links below to take you to the form:

St John Fisher is oversubscribed and places are highly competitive, please see our over-subscription criteria below:

Timetable for Applying for a Secondary School Place
Applying for a place at St John Fisher during the school year (Mid-Year Applications)

Before you apply for a place at our school, we strongly recommend you contact us and a arrange a visit to our school to see if it is the appropriate school for your child. Please ring 01942 510715.

If you would like to apply for a place at our school outside the normal application round, please click the link below to take you to Wigan Schools Places where you will find all the information you will need,

You will need to download, print and complete the application form. There are two stages to the application process, you need to fully complete all sections of the form prior to returning it to prevent delay. Incomplete forms may be returned.

Before applying for a transfer of school, parents must read the following leaflet: In Year Secondary Leaflet


If you need any help with your application to St John Fisher Catholic High School please email or if you would like advice on a general school application please contact:

School Organisation Team
People Directorate
Wigan Council
PO Box 100

Phone: 01942 489013

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