Westgate Academy

Learning and Growing Together

Admissions Process

Admission to Westgate Academy is usually in the September following your child’s seventh birthday.


We have excellent links with our feeder schools and every effort is made to ensure a smooth transition from infant to junior school. This includes opportunities for children to visit the school and an information evening for parents.


The admission year in Year 3 where our intake limit at present is 120 (sometimes referred to as PAN). Where the number of applications for places at Westgate Academy exceeds the number of spaces, the governors will apply the oversubscription criteria as per the current policy. These are:


  • Children in the care of the Local Authority

  • There is a brother or sister on roll at the school at the time of application

  • The school is the nearest one to the home address (as defined in note 3 in the current policy - see below)

  • The distance from the home to the school, priority will be given to the child living closest to the school (as defined  in the current policy - see below). The Nearest School Tool can be found here: -  Find your nearest school – Lincolnshire County Council.


Full details can be seen in the booklet ‘Going to Primary School in Lincolnshire’, which is available from the school or online at


For further information, please click on the link below for more information on admissions:

Lincolnshire County Council Admissions


Appeals timetable.

Timetable for offer dates and appeals


Secondary schools

Primary schools

National offer day

1 March 2023

17 April 2023

Deadline for an appeal to be received

28 March 2023

19 May 2023 

Which can also be accessed at - Appeal a school place decision – How to appeal - Lincolnshire County Council (