Admissions 2021

Welcome to Winstanley

The Winstanley School is a small school of 600 students at the heart of the Braunstone community. Nearly all of our students live close enough to walk or cycle to school. Our school is a big family where everyone is known personally.  We see ourselves as a ‘gateway of hope’ where every member of our school community can achieve, develop and excel irrespective of their starting point.  Students at Winstanley experience inspirational teaching, dedicated personalised support, learn clear values and become fantastic citizens who will make a positive difference in the world.  Our school is growing into a beacon of inclusion, aspiration and social justice.  Student leadership is at the heart of our work and students have the opportunity to lead in a wide variety of ways as Prefects, House Leaders, Well Being ambassadors, Stephen Lawrence Ambassadors, Leicestershire Citizens and many more. Our new house system means that everyone knows that they belong, is rewarded for their achievements and has the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.  The whole community makes sure that we challenge each other to be the best that we can and support each other to make sure everyone is included.   This is summarised by our vision:  ‘shine brighter than you thought you could.’  The school’s SHINE values are at the heart of everything we are and do – S – supporting others, H – hard work, I – independence, N – never giving up and E – excellence.


You can view our Prospectus here, or alternatively we can post one out to you, please email – leaving your full address.

Visit Us

If you would like to arrange a tour of the school please call the school reception on 0116 289 8688.

Virtual Tour

If you are not able to visit us we have prepared the video below to give you a taste of life at Winstanley.

Questions and Answers

You can also use the email above if you have any questions about The Winstanley School.

How to Apply

You will need to apply for your place via the Leicestershire County Council Website, which you can reach using this link – LCC Apply for Secondary School. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2020. If you live in Leicester then you will need to apply through Leicester City Council but you can still select The Winstanley School from the list of schools – you can find this information on the Leicester City website.