The Local Authority Admissions Team process all admissions to the main school and also the appeals procedure for these admissions. Admissions to the Nursery are processed by the school.  Please visit their websites for more information.

To apply for a Reception class place in our school you are required to apply online using the Bradford Council website found here.

Advice and guidance is offered to parents and other agencies regarding the availability of school places and all other admission and appeal related enquiries. More information about this can be accessed through the link to the Choice Advisor.

Parent Partnership Service is a service for parents/carers of children who have or may have special educational needs. We support parents to get the best education for their children by working together with all agencies involved.

The Admissions Team also provides advice and guidance concerning current and new legislation relating to admissions and ensures that statutory responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the schools admission and appeal codes.

The telephone number for the Admissions Team is 01274 439200.

The email address is

You can find further details and guidelines here:

Guide for parents | Bradford Council



‘In-year applications’ are defined as applications for admission to Reception which are submitted on or after the first day of the school year of admission, or applications for any other year group.

Our school is part of the Local Authority’s in-year co-ordination scheme for in-year admissions. Details of this scheme can be found online here In-year applications | Bradford Council or you can contact the School Admissions Team by emailing: or by telephoning 01274 439200.

Parents or carers living within the Bradford District who would like their child to move to our school should first contact their child’s current school to discuss the reasons for the transfer.


Grove House Primary School can deliver learning to a total of 472 pupils. The total number of pupils that can be taken in each year group is shown below:

Nursery 52 pupils
Reception 60 pupils
Year 1 60 pupils
Year 2 60 pupils
Year 3 60 pupils
Year 4 60 pupils
Year 5 60 pupils
Year 6 60 pupils


Nursery Admissions

At Grove House, we are responsible for the admission to children to our nursery classes. Children are normally admitted to a nursery class in the academic term following their 3rd birthday. If your child is 3 or about to turn 3, please contact us immediately to secure a place. Priority will be given to children that have their 4th birthday between 1st September and 31st August of the academic year of which they are applying for a place.

There are a range of day care options available for our nursery children:

Option 1 –  AM  or PM sessions

Option 2 – All day Monday to Friday (30 hours – check your eligibility here.)

Option 3 – All day Monday, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. (15 hours)

Option 4 – Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and all day Friday. (15 hours)

We also offer parents the option of paying for additional sessions. For example, you could select option 1,2 or 3 and pay for the additional hours. If you want to know more about this or discuss this option further, please contact us.

You can find more information about the admission to nursery process in our Nursery Admissions Policy which can be downloaded below. Should you have any further questions, or require a paper copy of this policy, please contact the school office on 01274 636921.

Nursery Admissions 

30 hour funded childcare guide for parents

Admissions Policy 2023 -2024

School Admission Code

You can put your child’s name on our waiting list as early as you like. Once they have turned 3, we will contact you to discuss some settling in visits.

Admissions into Reception to Year 6

All admissions into our reception to year 6 classes, and appeals are processed by the Local Authority Admissions Team which our school complies with The School Admission Code and the Schools Appeal Code. Please be aware that attending our nursery does not automatically mean you will be offered a place in our Reception Classes. The admissions process for Reception places opens in January 2023 and is managed online. More information please download the booklet below or click here.

Applying for a place in Reception – September 2023

We are an inclusive school and welcome applications from all backgrounds and abilities. If your child has an Education Care and Health Plan or any level of learning need and you be considering Grove House, please contact the school office. Our staff will be able to discuss with you our SEND School offer so that we can help you decide if Grove House can meet the needs of your child.

You can either contact the Admissions Team by telephone: 01274 439200 or by email:

If your child is in year 6, you will need to apply online for a place at secondary school. The application window for September 2024 closes on 31st October 2023.  If after this date you have not applied for a place in your chosen secondary school, please follow the late application process here.

You can find more information about the admission process to school in our Admissions Policy which can be downloaded here. Should you have any further questions, or require a paper copy of this policy, please contact the school office on 01274 636921 and speak to a member of our office team.

You can also access information on admissions or appeals by contacting the Bradford Council directly on 01274 439200 or by clicking on the link below.

Bradford Admissions Arrangements

Nursery Application Form

Nursery Admissions Policy

Make an Appeal  – please click here for further information on how to appeal Last appeal date in summer term: Week beginning 17 July 2023