Informal Visits: West Lea School hosts an open afternoon on a half-termly basis,  to help parents/carers and children to decide whether they think our school is appropriate for them.  We will provide parents/carers and children with information and seek to understand the special needs of the child.  If it is obvious that placement at West Lea would be inappropriate, we will advise parents/carers accordingly. At this stage we must stress that an offer of placement is not being made, as this must go through SEN Services.

Haselbury Campus Open Day

Thursday 23th September 2021

Thursday 7th October 2021

The Open Morning provides an opportunity to meet with the Head of School and some of the Leadership Team, and to be shown around the school virtually. This will be followed by a question and answer session. If you would like to attend, please contact the school office on 020 8807 2656.

We look forward to meeting you!

How are formal referrals made? 

A formal referral comes to the school from SEN Services via SEN Panel. This means that the LA has decided West Lea School is appropriate and has agreed to liaise with the school regarding placement. The referral is made to the CEO.  If the CEO (having read the reports) and consulted with the Head of School decides that placement is not appropriate, he will inform the LA. For more information or to make contact with SEN Services, please follow the link below:

If the CEO decides that placement is appropriate, he will discuss with relevant staff (including class teachers, nurses and therapists, via the Head of School) for comment. If placement is agreed by all concerned, the school’s admissions team will inform the LA. The LA will then write to the parents/carers, inviting them to make an appointment to discuss transition arrangements and a start date. 

A Starting School Meeting will then be organised. Initially the parents/carers and young person will meet the class teacher where the transition arrangements will be established together with the eventual full-time start date. If necessary, the meeting will involve the nurse and parents/carers and child to establish medical provision and to draw up a care plan; appropriate therapists will be invited to these meetings.  

If you have any queries regarding admissions, please give us a call, or email us at We would be delighted to hear from you.