St Gabriel's is a Catholic School under the trusteeship of the Archdiocese of
Liverpool. It is maintained by Wigan Council. As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the
Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The
co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority. For the school’s year
commencing September 2017, the Governing Body has set its admissions number at 45.
Our principal role as a Catholic school is to participate in the mission of the Catholic Church by
providing a framework which will help children to grow in their understanding of the Good News and in the
practice of their faith. The school will help the children develop fully as human beings and prepare them to
undertake their responsibilities as Catholic in society. The school asks all parents applying for a place
here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the rights of
parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.