Wellfield High School

Postal address Yewlands Drive
Leyland
Preston PR25 2TP
Telephone 01772 421303 
Headteacher Mrs L A Gwinnett
Number on roll January 2021 326
Admission number 2022/23 166

Information relating to autumn term 2021 year 7 admissions

Total parental preferences (considered equally)

1st  43
2nd  53
3rd  90
Total preferences received  186

Initial allocation under each criterion:

SEN (considered separately)
LAC and previously Looked After 0
Social/Medical/Welfare 0
In GPA with Sibling 8
In GPA no sibling 27
Out GPA with sibling 6
Out GPA no sibling 14
LA Allocated 24

Summary of policy

This is a community school. Please see the full admission details on our website - admissions criteria for community and voluntary controlled secondary schools.

To apply for a place at this school, please apply online.

When a secondary school is oversubscribed the following priorities apply in order:

A) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after, then

B) Looked after children and those who have been previously looked after - those  legally adopted from overseas, then

Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical, social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned, then

Children living within the school’s geographical priority area with older brothers or sisters attending the school when the younger child will start, then 

Children living within the school’s geographical priority area, then

Children living outside the school’s geographical priority area with older brothers or sisters still attending the school when the younger child will start, then

Children living outside the school’s Geographical Priority Area.

Tie-breaker:

The distance criterion will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria; it is a straight line (radial) measure. 

If the Local Authority is unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg. Siblings, those living the same distance from home to school, or families residing in the same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw.

The distance measure is a straight line measurement (radial) between the applicant’s home address points  and the address point of the school (co-ordinates provided by ordnance survey data).

Geographical priority area

Parishes of Farington (part of*), Leyland (part of**) and Ulnes Walton.

*The area to the east of Wheelton Lane, Centurion Way and Stanifield Lane.

**The area to the west of Worden Lane, St Andrews Way and Towngate.  The area to the north of King Street and Leyland Way.

Transport

Please see the main school admissions section.

Parents in any doubt over the distance between home and school for the provision of transport are asked to check with their local area education office. This may be particularly relevant if you live close to a county border.