Westfield Junior School

School 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.

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.  All applications received by the relevant closing date (15th January) will be 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.

Places will be allocated up to the Admission Number (AN).  Where there are more applications than places, applications will be determined in accordance with the Council’s priority criteria.

For those parents that live in Leicestershire, the Council will confirm decisions for applications from the national offer date 16th April (or on the next available working day if the 16th April falls on a weekend/bank holiday).

The Council’s decision will either be to offer a place at a school or refuse the place because: the school is full.  A refusal letter will also explain to the parent their right to appeal

Admissions appeals are timetabled during June each year.

In-Year (Mid-Term) Transfers (all year groups) whether in-catchment or not

Mid-term transfer requests (in-catchment or otherwise) will be co-ordinated through the Council’s School Admissions Service.  The best way to apply is through the Council’s mid-term application form (Common Application Form) available online (before applying parents are encouraged to arrange to visit the school).

Where the mid-term application is made through the Council, the decision will either offer the place or refuse if the school is full because admitting the child would prejudice the efficient provision of education or use of resources.  A refusal letter will also explain to the parent their right to appeal, and how they should do this.

Priority Criteria for Entry Autumn 2023 Admissions and Mid-term Applications during 2023/2024 Academic Year


Children who are looked after and those children who were previously looked after children.


Pupils who live in the catchment area.


Pupils who will have a brother or sister attending the same school at the same time at the point that they are attending.


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


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


Pupils starting at an infant school with a sibling who will be attending the feeder junior school at the same point they are attending.


Pupils basing their application on grounds of 'belief'.


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

Important Notes:

Our Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 90.



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Westfield Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0LT

01455 637437