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Admission to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Grove Primary School uses the Mowbray Education Trust admissions procedures and criteria. Applications need to be made directly to the Local Authority. Full details of the Local Authority application process can be obtained from:

Admissions Service Leicestershire County Council County Hall


Phone: 0116 305 6684

Email: [email protected]


The Grove Primary School office is happy to assist parents in these procedures. Please speak to Mrs Reek at the school office.

We provide a programme of visits and workshops for parents and children prior to admission to our EYFS class. This enables children to become familiar with their new surroundings and to settle in quickly, and helps parents and carers in supporting their children. Prospective parents may also visit the school at any time by arrangement with the school office.


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To apply for a secondary school place

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To apply to change school during term time

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To apply for a school place for a child with special educational needs.

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The school uses Mowbray Education Trust admissions procedures and therefore all appeals are dealt with through Leicestershire County Council schools admissions department.

If you decide to appeal, you must have applied and been refused a school place before you can appeal. You will need to contact the School Admissions Service to request a Notice of Appeal form, or you can download a form from These must be returned by the closing date to the County Solicitor.

The County Solicitor will let you know when the appeal will be heard.

You may attend the appeal hearing yourself, or with a friend if you wish. You may ask a representative to speak for you or you can send a written statement.

Your case will be considered by the Appeals Committee which is independent of the Children and Family Services.

Please note that repeat appeals in the same academic year will not be allowed unless there has been a significant change in your circumstances, e.g. a house move. In appeals for places in infant classes that already have 30 children, the panel can only allow the parent’s appeal if the Local Authority has made an error or acted unreasonably.

Admissions Service Leicestershire County Council County Hall


Phone: 0116 305 6684

Email: [email protected]




The Admission Authority for Mowbray Education Trust is the Trust. Leicestershire County Council offer a co-ordination scheme which we use to administer our admissions and appeals and links to this are within our policies or on this webpage.


School admission appeals timetable 2024/2025

September 2024 entry


Appeals for first time primary admissions (Reception) or transferring to secondary school (Year 7) applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable where the appeal is submitted on time:

Timetable for on-time appeals


Primary school

Secondary school

Offer date

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Friday 1 March 2024

Appeal submission deadline

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Friday 12 April 2024

Hearing period (date

will be confirmed)

5 June 2024 to 4 September 2024

26 April 2024 to 17 June 2024

Appeals will be heard

Wednesday 4 September 2024
(40 school days)

Monday 17 June 2024
(40 school days)