Starting School & Transition
Applying for a place at Westbury Leigh
Westbury Leigh Primary School prides itself on its commitment to education and works closely with the School Admissions Team at Wiltshire Council, who are responsible for allocating primary school places at local authority schools in Wiltshire, to accept those applying for a place at our school.
To apply for a place at Westbury Leigh Primary School, please visit the Wiltshire Council's Schools and Colleges page for further information on how you can apply online or by post.
Our Admission Policy 2017/18 contains the relevant information for applying for a place at Westbury Leigh Primary School.
Every day is an open day at the school and visitors are always welcome to take a tour, soak up the inspiring atmosphere and have the opportunity to find the answers to all your queries. Please contact the School Office on 01373 822230 to arrange an appointment.
Starting school for the first time
As a school, we understand that starting school for the first time can be challenging for some children. We pride ourselves on providing a smooth transition into school, from local nurseries and for those who have not previously attended nursery school.
During Summer Term our Reception Team Leader visits each of the local nurseries to discuss the transition. This is followed by our team undertaking home visits for each child registered to attend our school.
In September, new pupils are divided into two groups; children attend either a morning or afternoon session during the first 2 weeks which allows children to settle in gradually, allowing children and staff to spend quality time getting to know each other in smaller groups. All children will attend school full time from the start of Week 3
Transition to Secondary School
When Year Six pupils near the end of their time at our school we start to plan their transition to secondary school, giving children the opportunity to visit their chosen school and completing activities in preparation for this new start.
Where further support is needed, we can tailor a more bespoke plan in consultation with parents and the secondary school. Please look at our Transition Policy for key information.