Admissions to Main School at Reception
Please note that a place in Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception
Our standard admission number throughout the school is 90. Children start full time education in Reception classes at the beginning of the school year in which they are five. Places in Reception are offered to children up to the allocation limit according to the Authority’s admission criteria administered by the Allocations Section. A copy of the admission policy detailing admissions into all schools administered by the Admissions Department of Leeds City Council Children’s Services is available from the School Office, Merrion House or here. You will need to apply by submitting a preference form. The Admissions Department’s telephone number is 0113 222 4414 and their staff will be happy to advise you further. You should apply in writing or online by visiting www.leeds.gov.uk
Leeds City Council Children’s Services
School Admissions Department
10th Floor East
110 Merrion Centre
Leeds LS2 8DT
Telephone: 0113 222 4414
Where there are more applications than places, then decisions are made according to the priority criteria set out by School Admissions in their admissions policy for all community schools. These, in brief are:
children with a statement of special educational needs naming Westerton as the most suitable school or where School Admissions decide a child needs a place at Westerton to fulfil special educational needs.
Children with brothers or sisters who will be at the school at the start of the school year.
Parental preference, firstly for children for whom the school is the nearest Leeds school
A copy of the authority's admissions policy can be seen here
ADMISSION BEYOND RECEPTION YEAR
The school is now in a position to offer a place for in year transfers provided that there are no outstanding applications held by the Admissions Department of the Authority. You should apply to the headteacher in the first instance who may offer you a place if the year group roll stands at less than 90. If there are special circumstances (covered by the Fair Access protocols) around your child's needs then the headteacher may wish to consult with the Authority before a place is offered. If you wish your child to move from another Leeds school you will need to complete a transfer form. which must also be completed by your child’s current school.
Any queries around admissions should be made to
Westerton Primary School
Wakefield WF3 1AR
Tel: 0113 253 3504
Fax: 0113 252 1050
Pressure on School Places in the Ardsley and Tingley Area
Currently, there is high demand for school places in the school's locality. Please see the letter below from Leeds City Council: