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 for Sheffield schools can be found on the Sheffield City Council website via the link below. Please note that the closing date for admissions into the 2024/25 Reception class is 15th January 2024.

Please follow this link to apply for your child's school place: apply for my child's school place

The application window 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 or 30 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.

In year applications

School entry applications are usually for Reception, Junior and Year 7. You can apply for up to three schools.

If you want to apply for a school place outside normal school entry years you can apply for a transfer to another school.

Any parent wishing to apply for a transfer must obtain a Common Transfer Form from their current school. 

The current school must complete Section 2 and send the application to the Admissions Team by email at or by post:

Floor 5, West Wing
S1 4PE

They will manage your application on your behalf, and they aim to inform you of the decision for the school you have applied for within 15 school days. 

If it is not possible to offer a place at any of your preferred schools, they will give you advice on the statutory appeal procedure.

Please follow the link for a helpful guide for parents applying for entry into Primary School 2024/2025:

A Guide for Parents - Entry into Primary School 2024-2025