Shooters Grove Primary School

Wood Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S65HN

0114 2342268



Applications for primary school places are managed centrally by Sheffield Local Authority, not by staff at the school.

Full details about the admissions, application and appeals process can be found here (Sheffield City Council website)

The application closing date usually closes in January for starting school the following September. In April, you are informed about your child's allocated school place. This may or may not be one of your three preferences.

By law a child must be in full-time education from the beginning of the term after their 5th birthday but parents do have some flexibility in deciding when their child will start reception.

The options are as follows:

  • All 4 year old children can start in reception class in the September after their 4thbirthday.
  • Parents may defer their child’s admission into reception until the January or April, depending on their date of birth.
  • If you choose to defer, your child continues to be entitled to free early learning (15 hours per week term time) at a childcare provider of your choice. You should discuss your decision with the school and your child’s childcare provider where this is relevant. 
Once pupils are allocated places at Shooters Grove, we will contact you about their transition into school.