Parents who would like their child to be considered for a place in Granby's Nursery should ensure they place their child’s name on the waiting list as soon as possible 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 offer a morning session from 8.45am to 11.45am or an afternoon session from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and we currently have 39 places in each session. When you apply for a place in our Nursery you will be asked for your preference for a morning or afternoon session. Where the requests for a particular session are greater than the number of places available, priority will be given to pupils living nearest to the school [calculated using the Leicester City system].
Our full criteria for allocating places is as follows:
Granby also offer extended Nursery provision which will provide childcare for the other half of the day and lunchtime, enabling parents or carers 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.
Please note: having a place in Granby's Nursery does not automatically guarantee your child a place in one of our Reception classes. Allocation of Reception places is managed by the Local Authority.
30 Hours Free Childcare
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 has been available since September 2017. The eligibility criteria are the same as those for tax-free childcare, except that you can continue to get these types of support at the same time as receiving 30 hours free childcare:
When you apply for 30 hours free childcare, you'll be confirming that you need childcare so that you and your partner, if you have one, can work. If your child is 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. However, if you are able to answer 'yes' to all four questions, this is a good indication that you might qualify for 30 hours free childcare:
More information about 30 hours free childcare can be found in our information booklet:
Primary School Admissions [Reception to Year 6]
Parents who would like their child to be considered for a place in one of Granby's Reception classes, or any other year group, should apply through Leicester City Council as admissions for full-time compulsory schooling is the responsibility of the Local Authority and not individual schools. More information about this can be found on the Leicester City Council Starting Primary School Page. Please also consult the Leicester City Council Admissions Policy.
Children start full-time education in the September after their 4th Birthday and places are allocated subject to availability. Granby has two classes per year group with 30 places per class. However, we have adopted Leicester City Council’s overspill policy and, subject to certain conditions, we can take up to 31 pupils in some classes.
The Local Authority's criteria for allocating places is as follows:
The contact details for the Leicester City School Admissions Team are:
Leicester City Council
115 Charles Street
0116 454 1009
Parents have a right of appeal and if you do not get a place at your chosen school. Appeals are dealt with by the Leicester City Council School Admissions Team. Granby is unable to support or decline an application once a decision has been made by the Local Authority.
Secondary School Admissions [Year 7 to Year 11]
Granby has excellent links with all of the secondary schools our pupils transfer to and we work closely with them to ensure that children's transition to secondary school is a positive experience. Children leave Granby feeling well prepared and excited to move onto the next stage of their learning journey. Children have opportunities to visit different secondary schools and meet the staff. The secondary schools hold open evenings where you can hear from the headteacher and have a tour of the school. This will help you to decide where to send your child.
More information about moving to secondary school can be found on the Leicester City Council Starting Secondary School Page. Please also consult the Leicester City Council Admissions Policy. Links to the websites of the some of the schools Granby pupils typically transfer to can be found below: