Leeds West Academy


Admissions / New starters

New Year 7 Intake

During Year 5 all parents are welcome to contact the Academy for a tour of our facilities. There is also an Open Evening in the Autumn Term to enable parents to make an informed Secondary School decision.

Applications for places in Year 7 at Leeds West Academy for September should be made in the usual way via Leeds City Council Admissions Team, who will notify parents/carers of decisions on places allocated for September during the first few days of March.  If a parent/carer does not receive a letter from the Admissions Team at Leeds City Council within the first week of March they should contact them directly on (0113) 247 5729.

Once a parent/carer receives notification from Leeds City Council that their child has been allocated a place in Year 7 at Leeds West Academy, they should then contact the school direct to accept or decline the place on offer.  This can be done by calling (0113) 229 5454 and asking to speak to our Admissions Administrator or by emailing matthews.s@whiteroseacademies.org, marking the email for the attention of the Admissions Administrator. 

Should a parent/carer choose to decline the place allocated, they will be asked to follow this up with a letter clearly stating their reasons for doing this and this can either be emailed to the address above or posted to:-

Admissions Administrator
Leeds West Academy
Intake Lane
LS13 1DQ

When a place has been confirmed, Year 6 pupils will have the opportunity to visit us on the Transition Day which usually takes place in July. This day will involve meeting pupils from different schools and our staff. Activities are designed to encourage new friendships and familiarity with their new surroundings.

Specialism Places

Year 6, are you interested in Performing Arts? Do you enjoy the theatre? Are you a budding musician, aspiring dancer or thriving actor?

At Leeds West Academy we have 24 Performing Arts spaces for students to join the academy on a Specialist programme that focuses on building your theatrical skills. You will be expected to partake in bespoke extra-curricular lessons, drop down days where you access high quality workshops from external agencies and take part in our annual school shows.

If this is something that you or your child is interested in, then please apply. We take students on an audition basis, and at this moment in time, we would like students to prepare a 1 minute video of a either a dance, drama or musical performance to showcase their skills. You can upload and apply for this opportunity through google forms. You will need a google account to do this and can add in any other relevant information about your child's previous experiences.

Click here to access the Specialism Application Google Form. 

The deadline for all submissions is Monday 1st November 2021.

Students selected from the initial audition video clip, will be asked to come in for a further audition for one of our places.

We look forward to hearing from you and good luck. 


In-Year Admissions

From September 2013, whilst Leeds City Council will still have responsibility for managing the new Year 7 intake from Primary Schools, all secondary schools will be legally responsible with the duty to manage and process their own in-year admissions. As a result of this parents/carers can now contact the school directly to arrange a visit to look around the school and request an In-Year Common Preference Form (ICPF), which is to be completed and returned to school. Alternatively, you can click on the link below to download a form for completion and return it to the Academy.

Please mark all returned forms and correspondence for the attention of the Admissions Administrator.

Appeals for Leeds West Academy

If the Governors have not been able to meet your preference for a place at Leeds West Academy, you can contact the admissions team on 0113 222 4414.

For further help and information, including waiting list and appeal forms which are available by following the link below


Please note, for parents wishing to submit an appeal for a Year 7 place in September 2020 - the deadline for submitting appeal forms will be Monday 30th March 2020. The receipt of all applications will be acknowledged and you will be notified of the date and time of your appeal hearing.

If you have any questions about either the admissions or appeals process for Leeds West Academy, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0113 229 5454.

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