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Admissions

The admissions arrangements for Westfield Junior School is conducted in accordance with the Admissions Policy for Leicestershire County Council.

Whether you are considering an admission into Year 3 or an admission at a later stage, prospective parents and their children are warmly invited to visit the school.  Please contact the office if you would like to make an appointment.

First Time Admissions

Children are admitted to Westfield Junior School, subject to our planned admission number, at the beginning of the academic year following their seventh birthday.  Our planned admission number is currently 90.

Before the child is due to start school, parents must apply for a place by making an online application with the Admissions Department at Leicestershire County Council. Please note that all requests received by the relevant closing date (usually mid-January each year) are considered first and in accordance with the approved priority criteria.  All late applications receive the lowest priority.  It is important that parents apply before the closing date.

County Hall will inform you when your child has been allocated a place.  No child can be admitted without an offer from the Local Authority you live in; and this is regardless of whether the child lives in the catchment area or otherwise and regardless of whether the child has attended a feeder school linked to the school.

Admissions appeals are timetabled during June each year.

In-Year (Mid-Term) Transfers

All mid-term transfer requests will be co-ordinated through the Schools Admissions Service for approval before admission takes place.

Where the mid-year application is made via the Local Authority the decision letter will either offer the place or refuse the place because the school is full.

Transfer to Secondary School

This occurs at the end of the academic year in which your child will be 11 years old (your child must be 11 before 31st August).  We work very hard to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School as smooth as possible. 

Priority Criteria

1st

Children who are in public care and those children who were previously looked after children.

2nd

Pupils who live in the catchment area.

3rd

Pupils who will have an older sibling attending the same school at the same time.

4th

Pupils who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school requested. (Professional documentation must be provided on application).

5th

Pupils who are attending a feeder school at the point of application.

6th

Pupils starting at an infant school with a sibling attending at the same school at the same time in the linked junior school.

or

Pupils transferring to high school who will have an older brother or sister attending the linked upper school at the same time.

7th

Pupils basing their application on grounds of 'belief'.

 8th  

Pupils living nearest to the school measured in a straight line distance (home to school front gate)

Important Notes:

Combinations of the above criteria are used where appropriate.

A child’s home is taken to be the parental home. Living in the catchment does not guarantee a place in the catchment school.

The term “sibling” includes half brothers and sisters or legally adopted child regarded as siblings.

If using point 4 then professional supporting documentation must be supplied. The following lists are the areas that are considered exceptional

  • Crown Servants
  • Children subject to Child Protection Plans
  • Hard to Place children – who fall under the Fair Access Protocol
  • Parents suffering domestic violence

You can find further information by clicking the link below:

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools-colleges-and-academies/school-admissions/school-policies-and-useful-information

Our planned admission number (PAN) is 90

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