We welcome visits to school from prospective Reception Class parents, from October in the year prior to admission in September; please contact school to arrange an appointment.
We follow the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) School’s Admission Policy and operate in accordance with NYCC’s Admissions procedure.
Click here to find further information on NYCC admission arrangements
Should you wish to receive application details at the appropriate time you may call into the school office during school hours to complete a notification form. We ask that you do this in person and bring confirmation of your child’s date of birth with you (birth certificate or passport).
Entry into Nursery
Nursery pupils are normally admitted in the school year following their 3rd birthday (N2 year) and they spend three terms in Nursery. If space allows we are able to take children in the term following their 3rd birthday.
Each summer we send application forms for children who will have made 2 years old by 31st August of that year. Nursery admissions are administered by school; we send application forms out to those held on our notification list.
|Children born between:||Are normally admitted in:||If space, could be admitted:||Maximum no. of terms in Nursery|
|April – August||Autumn following 3rd birthday.||Term following 3rd birthday.||3 (All N2 year)|
|January – March||Autumn following 3rd birthday.||Term following 3rd birthday.||4 (1 in N1 year & 3 in N2 year)|
|September – December||Autumn following 3rd birthday.||Term following 3rd birthday.||5 (2 in N1 year & 3 in N2 year)|
Children are entitled to 5 free sessions per week; either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons.
Children are admitted to the Nursery Class in accordance with the current North Yorkshire Local Education Authority's Admission Policy.
Entry into Reception
Applications for places are dealt with by North Yorkshire County Council and are normally made by completing a parental preference form online.
Each autumn North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Admissions Department open their ‘applications window’ for children who have made 3 years old by that August. We will alert those parents held on our notification list when it is time to make an application.
Reception pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. In the summer term before the September start, parents and children are invited to a welcome visit to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have. At this meeting the children will have the opportunity to have a short time in ‘their class’. In the September we strive to ensure every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed, with a carefully structured induction plan.
Please note that there is no guarantee that a child who has attended Grove Road Nursery will be allocated a place in the Reception year.
Entry into Years 1 – Years 6
Parents of older children, moving into the area will need to get in touch with the Admissions Department, NYCC; as with entry into Reception, all applications for KS1 and KS2 places are dealt with by North Yorkshire County Council.
Click here to find further information on NYCC admission arrangements.