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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.


To apply for a school

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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]


Objections to and referrals about determined school admission arrangements

You can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) if you think that the Primary School admissions arrangements of Mowbray Education Trust do not comply with the School Admissions Codeor other legislation relating to school admissions. Certain exceptions apply as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the Code.


Deadline for objections

All admissions authorities must determine their admission arrangements by 28 February every year, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required. You have until 15 May to contact the adjudicator if you have an objection.

If you wish to make an objection complete theschool admission arrangements objection form’.

Admission arrangements can also be referred to the adjudicator who may decide to consider whether or not they comply with admissions law and the Code and make a determination.

Further information can be found by clicking on the following link: