Granby Primary School


Nursery Admissions

Parents who wish their child to be considered for a place at Granby Primary School’s Nursery, should ensure they place their child’s name on the Nursery waiting list soon after the child’s 2nd birthday. This can be done by filling in an application form, which is available online or from the school office. 

Granby Primary School offers a morning session (8.45am to 11.45am) or afternoon session (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and we currently have 39 places in each session.

When you apply for a place you will be asked for your preference for a morning or afternoon session. Where the requests for a particular session are greater than the places available, priority will be given to pupils living nearest to the school (calculated using the Leicester City system) and we adopt the following criteria for allocating places:

  • Pupils who live in the local community and are likely to attend Granby Primary School
  • Pupils who are in the care of the Local Authority
  • Pupils who are on the list of children subject to child protection plans and need to attend an alternative school to avoid the abuser
  • Children of parents/carers fleeing domestic violence (Subject to verification by a senior social worker or current Leicester City Council procedures for housing reallocation in cases of recognised domestic violence)
  • Pupils who live in the catchment area of the school and have a sibling who will still be in the school when the applicant starts
  • Pupils who live outside the catchment area of the school and have a sibling who will still be in the school when the applicant starts
  • Pupils who live in the catchment area of the school

 The nursery application form can be downloaded from our forms page.

We can now offer extended nursery provision which will provide childcare for the other half of the day and lunchtime, enabling parents to access a full day of childcare from 8.45am to 3.30pm. There are facilities for children to have a nap in our sleep room and children need to bring a packed lunch with them. Availability is limited and there is a charge for the extended part of the care – please enquire at the school office for the current rate.

A place in Nursery Foundation Stage, does not automatically guarantee your child a place in Reception / Foundation Stage 2.

30 hours free funding

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total. 30 hours free childcare will be available from September 2017. The eligibility criteria are the same as the ones for Tax-Free Childcare, except you can continue to get these types of support at the same time as 30 hours free childcare: 

 tax credits
 Universal Credit
 childcare vouchers or salary sacrifice schemes
 childcare grants and bursaries

When you apply, you'll be confirming that you need childcare so that you and your partner, if you have one, can work. If your child's already in a full-time reception class in a state funded school, you won't be eligible for 30 hours free childcare.

Do I qualify?

The following guide can be used to identify if you may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare. Answering yes to these questions does not guarantee parents are eligible – you will still need to register and present us with an eligible DERN code to qualify. If you are able to answer yes to all 4 of these questions, this is a good indication that you might qualify for 30 hours:

1. Are you, and your partner (if applicable), both in employment?

2. Do you, and your partner (if applicable), both earn a weekly wage that is equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage? From April 2017 this equates to:
 £120.00 pw if aged 25+ years
 £112.80 pw if aged 21-24 years
 £ 89.60 pw if aged 18-20 years
 £ 64.80 pw if aged 16 – 17 years

3. Do you, or your partner (if applicable), both earn less than £100, 000 per person, per year?

4. Do you have parental responsibility for the child you are enquiring about?


Please click here to read our guidance booklet.



Admissions to Granby Primary School

Admissions to school (for full-time compulsory schooling from Reception to Year 6) are the responsibility of Leicester City Council which is our Local Authority. For more information please see the Leicester City Council Admissions Policy

Leicester City Council Starting School Page


Admissions to secondary school

Granby's Transfer to Secondary School Page