At Westhead Lathom St. James' CE Primary we are honoured when parents choose our school for their child’s primary schooling years. We recognise that both parents and school have a great responsibility to provide the best opportunities for every child so that they reach their full potential in every aspect of development, not just academic success.
Before parents choose their child’s school, we encourage parents to visit school in order to see and feel the positive environment in which their child will be learning and developing. If parents visit more than once then they’ll be better placed to see the variety of learning experiences that we plan at our school. It is always better to book an appointment by email to Mrs. Tither, our Office Manager so that in the busy life of our school, a member of staff is available to give you a tour. We try to be as accommodating as possible.
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01695 574078
We follow up-to-date advice from Lancashire Education Authority’s Policy on admissions for all voluntary controlled schools.
Further information regarding the process of admission into our school and the application form can be found here
The following admissions criteria have been decided by Lancashire Education Authority for voluntary controlled schools.
Admissions criteria (rules) for who is given priority for places in Community & Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools
If there are more applications than places available, then for all community and voluntary controlled primary schools in Lancashire the following admissions criteria is used to decide who has priority for admission.
All the preferences for a school are considered equally and the criteria below are applied in priority order.
Children who are looked after by a Local Authority at the time when preferences are expressed and who are still looked after at the time of their admission to school, and those who have been previously looked after, (see note I below)
Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical social or welfare reasons
which are directly relevant to the school concerned (see note ii below)
Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start,(see note iv below);
the remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those living nearest to the preferred school
by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority.