Admissions to Greengate Lane Academy

Admission to Nursery 

Admissions to nursery are processed through the school. Parents need to complete an Application for Nursery Form, which is available from the school office and return the completed form with their child’s Birth Certificate.

If you would like your child to attend our nursery, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. Visits to our Nursery are welcomed, please contact Kathryn Clarke on 0114 2848322.

Nursery admission arrangements

All applications for Nursery places are dealt with by Greengate Lane Academy. We are able to accept 26 pupils per session, the session times are as follows:

  • Morning (8:45-11:45)
  • Afternoon (12:15-3:15)
  • Two and a half days – Monday, Tuesday (full days) & Wednesday (8:45-11:45) or  Wednesday (12:15-3:15) & Thursday, Friday (full days)
  • We also accept pupils eligible for 30 Hour entitlement, dependant on nursery numbers.

Criteria for nursery places

  • Greengate Lane will accept pupils into the Nursery unit from the term after their third birthday.
  • Places are allocated on a first come, first served, a waiting list is in place.
  • Preferred sessions cannot be guaranteed, however every effort will be made to accommodate families.

If you require an application pack click here or for further details, please contact Mrs. Moore/school office (01142 848322) or via email

Please be aware that attending our Nursery does not guarantee you a place in our reception, you will still need to apply via the correct route (Sheffield City Council Admissions).

Admission to Reception

Our PAN (Published Admission Number) is currently 30 pupils for Reception.

The 2025/2026 Entry into Reception Application Form will be available once this is released by Sheffield City Council.

Applications are invited every Autumn term (mid-September/early October) and the closing date for submitting applications is 15 January each year.
Authorities must enable pupils to enter Reception for the first time from the September after their 4th birthday. The dates below provide information as to which academic year pupils are entitled to attend according to their date of birth.

Date of birth: 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021

  • your child will be eligible to start in September 2025
  • you can apply from Autumn 2024
  • closing date for applications is 15 January 2025

The school place application form is below:

Apply for a school place – Sheffield City Council Online.

Parents will receive confirmation of their allocated place at the beginning of April from the Local Authority.

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Secondary School 2025

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 they will transfer to secondary school in September 2025. You can apply for a secondary school place for your child on receipt of an application form from the Local Authority. You must do so by 30th October 2024.  If you need further advice about this, please contact the school office.

In year applications (school transfers)

The normal years for school entry applications are Reception, Year 3 in Junior schools and Year 7 in Secondary 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. You can apply for up to three schools.

Any parent wishing to consider Greengate Lane Academy for their child can contact the Academy for an appointment with Mrs. Robinson who is our Principal.

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, Moorfoot
S1 4PE

Sheffield City Council will manage your application on your behalf. They aim to inform you of the decision for the school you have applied for within 15 school days and the reason for that decision. 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. The Co-ordinated Admission Schemes are available on request. Please visit their website for further information, link below:

Apply for a school place | Sheffield City Council 

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Please contact Mrs. Moore at the School Office if you require any further information regarding In-Year applications/transfers.

Appeals Guidance

You are entitled to appeal for a place at any school that your child has been refused admission to. This can be for a maximum of 3 schools.

An appeal is not an application, and you cannot appeal for a school you have not applied for.

If your application for a place is unsuccessful, parents have a right of appeal and should contact the Primary Admissions Team. The Admissions Working Party, an impartial tribunal, hears appeals; their decision is final. Parents can only appeal once for any academic year unless there has been a change in circumstances relevant to the application.

More information and an online application form is available on the Sheffield Council admissions website.

Primary Admissions Team contact details:

Pupil Admissions
3rd Floor, Howden House
Union Street
Sheffield S1 2SH
Telephone: 0114 273 5766

22.23 Timetables Below (23.24 to be updated once received from Sheffield City Council)

  1. Primary and Junior National Allocation Date 19 April 2023 – email notifications sent 19 April 2022
  2. deadline for lodging an appeal is 17 May 2023 – 28 calendar days from the date of notification
  3. notification of appeal hearing- at least 14 calendar days’ notice
  4. all effort will be made to hear appeals as soon as reasonably practicable
  5. appeals received after 17 May 2023 – appeals to heard as soon as reasonably practicable

On-time primary and junior admission appeals timescales 2024/2025 – These will be published once confirmed by Sheffield Council.

The Astrea Academy Trust has now determined the Greengate Lane Admissions Policy for the academic year 2025/2026. 

Children new to Sheffield

If you are new to Sheffield and would like a school place, please call the Pupil Admissions Team on 01142735790 or email

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