Consultation on admission arrangements for 2021-22
The consultation period on Westfield Academy’s 2021/22 admission arrangements is from 9 December 2019 until 31 January 2020. Our proposed admission arrangements can be found here:
If you wish to comment on these arrangements please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A final copy of the determined admission arrangements will be displayed on the website by 28 February 2020.
After this date objections can be made to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator. For further information on how to make an objection please visit their website http://www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator/ or phone the office on 01325 735303.
As an Academy, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority for the school. Westfield Academy currently adheres to Somerset Schools Admissions protocol. All applications for a place at Westfield Academy should be directed to the School Admissions Team. To request an application form or to request further information please contact:
Somerset Local Authority Admissions on 0845 4564038 Westfield Academy School Office on 01935 423747 Or e mail a request to: email@example.com
The deadline for school place applications for September 2020 is 31 October 2019. For further information, please click here.
The Somerset School Admissions Team will process applications and pass a list to the Governing Body at Westfield Academy for consideration.
Year 7 Transfer Application
For each new year group starting in September we have a planned admission limit of 204 students in Year 7. This limit is set to ensure the school runs as efficiently as possible with the resources we have. If we have more requests for places than the number of places available the over subscription criteria below will be used to decide which children are offered places.
IMPORTANT: The closing date for submission of 2020 intake application forms is 31 October 2019. If your application has not been received by the School Admissions Team by this time it will be considered as late.
Offering and refusing places
Decisions will be sent out from the School Admissions Team via email (for online applications) on 1 March 2020 or by 2nd class letter post on 1 March 2020 for the following September admissions.
Refused places and appeals
If the Governing Body Admissions Panel are unable to offer places to students who have applied you do have the right to an independent Appeal Committee. Details will be given in your outcome letter. If you need further information please contact Somerset Direct: 0845 4564038 or click on this link: Somerset County Council - Appeals
- 1 March 2020 - Parents refused a place informed by the School Admissions Team
- TBA - Appeals in writing must be received by this date
Appellants will receive at least 10 school days' notice of their appeal hearing. Decision letters will normally be sent within 5 days of the hearing wherever possible.
Somerset School Admissions do not operate waiting lists for admission to the school. There are no statutory requirements for admission authorities to operate or maintain waiting lists.
In Year Application
We welcome enquiries from parents of students who are already in Secondary education and are considering a transfer to Westfield Academy. Parents who express an interest are invited to contact the school to arrange a tour. The application for transfer should then be made to the School Admissions Team. In the event of a year group being full, the Governing Body Admissions Panel will consider each application carefully. Applications are considered in the date order that they are received by the School Admissions Team. The Governing Body will follow the over subscription criteria as set out by Somerset County Council if two applications are received on the same day.
A letter will be sent to you from the School offering or refusing a place within 10 working days of a completed application being received.
To download the In-Year Application Form please click here.
Students with disabilities
The above arrangements also apply to students with disabilities. We presently have on role students who have a range of disabilities. We especially welcome such students as they add to the diversity of our school community.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at the school to arrange an appointment to discuss your son/daughter’s needs.