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We provide a growing number of opportunities to visit the school from reception grade upwards to work with our staff and students either through our Sports Partnership or through our STEM projects. Our door is always open and we welcome all visitors into our school.

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College determined its Admission Arrangements for the 2024/25 academic year in September 2023. The arrangements can be seen on this page and objections to these arrangements can be made to the School Adjudicator by 15 May 2024 at


Y6 - Y7 Transition:

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College works in partnership with all our local primary schools to ensure the smooth transition from primary school to secondary school for all our young people. Every child’s welfare and happiness is very important to us and our new Year 7 pupils are well supported by a team of pastoral and academic staff to ensure their smooth transition from primary school to secondary school.

School Open Evening in September:

Y6 pupils, parents and carers are all invited in to attend our face to face open evening on 28th September 2023 - 5:00 – 7:00pm We are running two Headteacher presentations between 5:15 and 5:45, then 5:45 and 6:15. Each department in school will be available to answer any questions as well as provide you with a taster of what life is like at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College. Additional information about the school will be given out on the evening. The information provided on the evening will hopefully help parents / carers and pupils make the right choice about the next stage in their education.

How we prepare for our new pupils:

The specialist transition team visits each of the junior schools to find out about every pupil who will be joining us in September. We then design three fun-packed, bespoke transition days for all pupils throughout May, June and July. 

Pupils requiring extra support are invited to attend special nurture transition days and each year we run a successful summer school for selected pupils in order to make the transition easier in September.

Parents are the key to our successful transition programme and we welcome parents working with us to make the transition as easy as possible. Our door is always open if you are worried about any aspect of your child’s transition; contact us, we will be happy to help.

In July we host Year 6 parents' evening. Parents meet their child's personal tutor and they get the opportunity to talk to specialist staff in school and find out additional information about the school and its partners.

Admissions arrangements for 2023/24:

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 they will transfer to secondary school in September 2023. You are now invited to apply for a secondary school place for your child. You must do so by 31 October 2022. You will have already been sent information about how to apply from the local authority. 

You can apply online or by completing the application which you can download below or by calling 0114 273 5790. The date for applications is 31 October 2022.

Parents will be informed by the local authority of the school allocated to their child by post for paper applications and by email for online applications in March 2023. All applications should be made to the local authority by the stated deadline.

For further help and assistance about your application please contact 'secondary admissions' on 0114 273 5790 or email ed-admissions@sheffield.gov.uk.The Governing Body is required to formally determine its Admission Arrangements for the 2023/24 Academic year. The Governing Body did not consult on its Admission Arrangements for 2023/24 as there were no proposed changes to those already determined in 2021/22. Admission Arrangements for 2023/24 are therefore determined as the same as those for 2021/22 and in line with those determined by the Local Authority.

Selection Criteria

Any child that has an Education Health Care Plan or Statement for SEN that names Handsworth Grange Community Sports College will be offered a place.

If Handsworth Grange Community Sports College is oversubscribed, then places will be allocated based on the following oversubscription criteria:

  1. Children in Care (previously in care)
  2. Catchment Area with sibling
  3. Catchment Area
  4. Siblings of children refused a place at their catchment school
  5. siblings
  6. Feeder School
  7. Other applications

Tie – breakers

For any admission category that is oversubscribed there are two stages of further consideration:

Where exceptional medical, social or special educational needs are demonstrated/supported by professional evidence, an application may be prioritised by the Admissions Committee (AC) but only within the admissions category. Please note this list of circumstances is not exhaustive and is provided simply as an example of reasons for which the AC may prioritise a case. It is the responsibility of Parents/Carers to provide supporting evidence to demonstrate your exceptional reasons. For example, if your child has medical reasons for applying for a school, you must provide evidence from a relevant medical professional with your application. If you apply online you can send any additional evidence by post.

If there are no exceptional circumstances, all applications will be prioritised by the admission category and then distance from the home address to a designated point at the school building. This is a straight-line measurement.

Further details and a paper application can be obtained by visiting www.sheffield.gov.uk.

In-Year Admissions:

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If a parent of a child on our roll wishes to apply for a transfer to another school, they must obtain a transfer form from the school for completion of Section 2. The application must then be sent to the Local Authority which will process the application on the parent’s behalf. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days. If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure. Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed can be seen at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/schools-childcare/apply-school-place.html

Please click on the file below to download the Sheffield school-to-school transfer form.

Families New to the City

For families that are new to the City, they should contact the Children Missing Education Team at ed-missingchildren@sheffield.gov.uk or or 0114 273 6462 to arrange an appointment to make an admission application.

For more information on admissions please see the admissions policy.