We are a Community school and the admission authority is Leeds City Council, who sets our admission policy every year. You can read our school’s admission policy at Our school admissions policies (leeds.gov.uk)
How to apply for a September 2024 place
If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2024, all applications are made in advance. Offers are made by the Local Authority on national offer day.
Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 30 places, and this is the number of places the school can admit in Reception 2024.
You must apply to the local authority who empties your bins. If this is Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/apply. The website is a composite prospectus for all Leeds schools and this includes:
- all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
- the key dates
- a search tool to see if your home address gives any higher priority for admission to any school(s)
- an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
- the online application portal - apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
- a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
- data about who got a place in the last 3 years - this will help you work out if there is a reasonable chance of your child qualifying for a place.
- Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.
You can also watch the Leeds City Council school admissions video for more information.
The council’s social media pages will also tell you about any Q&A sessions where you can ask questions.
You can also see information about our school, including previous admission data, on our school page on the Leeds City Council’s website.
Application timetable - The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates
Applications open. You can apply online at www.leeds.gov.uk/apply
National deadline for applying for Reception 2023
Deadline for making changes that will be considered as being on-time.
Final date Leeds City Council uses for adding late applications or receiving change of address evidence. Any new applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the first round of reallocations in May
National offer day (first working day on or after 16 April)
First cut off for waiting list requests
Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms. Leeds City Council arranges our appeals. All appeals received by this date will be heard before the summer holiday
May to August 2024
Any available places allocated from waiting lists.
Lower preference school offers are also withdrawn automatically (even if accepted)
June to July 2024
Appeals heard by independent appeal panels
Start primary school
If you're moving into Leeds or want to change schools in Leeds, you need to make a school transfer – often called an in-year application.
- applications for a place in Reception after the start of term in September
- and applications for a place in all other year groups (Y1- Y6)
Moving schools can be a difficult experience for a child. You should always speak to your child's current school before trying to move to see what support they can offer you
How to apply for an in-year place
You can apply for a place online using the Leeds in-year application form at Before you move schools (leeds.gov.uk).You can apply for places at our school and any other Leeds schools who are part of the Leeds in-year coordinated application scheme at the same time.
If you have moved house, please submit evidence of the house move at the same time you make your online application. You can find out what you need to provide on the above website.
We have to offer places by applying our admission policy criteria to your child’s application and we will contact you with our decision about offering you a place. We will tell you our decision no later than 15 school days from when you apply. In September 2024 we expect to have 2 spaces in Year 4; all other classes are full, but this can change at short notice so contact the school office for further information.
If we cannot offer you a place, we will
- write to you to explain the reasons,
- explain how you can appeal and
- add your child to our waiting list in case a place becomes free.
Our waiting lists are kept until end of each school year. You will need to make a new application if you want to be on the waiting list for the following school year.
If we cannot offer you a place, you will have the right of appeal. The appeal panel is independent of the school and council and their decision is legally binding.
Before you appeal you:
- should accept any place that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful
- should think about why you are appealing and check if it's likely to be successful
- could read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
- could get independent advice on making an appeal from a charity
Leeds City Council arranges our appeals and you can find the appeal form at School appeals (leeds.gov.uk)
If you are applying for a Reception place for September 2024, you need to submit your appeal by the deadline to ensure the appeal will be heard before the summer holidays.
Appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – these classes are limited to 30 pupils per teacher by law. This means that appeals for these places are less likely to be successful.
If our school refuses your child a place because of this limit and you want to appeal, you will need to make an infant class size appeal. You can see if your reasons are likely to be successful by reading the Department for Education's information about infant class size appeals.
Other appeals - You can appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school. These are successful if the panel agree that the reasons for your appeal outweigh the school's decision not to admit any more children.
Wanting your child to go to a school because you think it is the best one in the area is not likely to convince the panel that your child should get a place there.
Parents can put their child on the waiting list for the Nursery class at any time, by clicking on this link and completing a simple online form. If places are available, children may start Nursery the term after their third birthday. We offer up to 30 funded hours of Nursery education subject to parents' eligibility, and parents may pay for additional hours on top of their funded entitlement, subject to availability, at £4.92 per hour. Places and attendance patterns are offered in line with our Nursery Admissions policy. Parents can choose from any of the 10 3-hour sessions across the week and they may also use our Out of School club, WOOSH, for before and after school care. For children who stay over lunchtime, children are provided with a hot, 2 course meal cooked in our school kitchen, for which there is a charge of £2.05 per day. At the moment, we have some spaces in Nursery for admission in September 2024.
If you would like to know anything more about getting a place for your child at Westgate, please ring Amy Bleasdale in the school office – (01943) 462349. Our Nursery Admissions policy is based on Leeds' model policy, and is available to read below.
- Leeds Online Schools Admissions (Reception)
- Leeds Online Schools Admissions (in-year transfers)
- Westgate Nursery Place Enquiry Form
- Leeds Primary Schools Admissions Policy 2024-25
- Leeds Primary Schools Admissions Policy 2023-24
- Leeds Fair Access Protocol.pdf
- Westgate Primary School cut off map.pdf
- Nursery Admission policy Sept 2023-24.pdf