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Can we visit the nursery school?

We would love to show around our nursery school. You are welcome to visit us on one of our open events  when you can visit all sections of school including Rose Court Nursery. You can also arrange a tour of our nursery school, during which you can meet our nursery teachers.   Arrange a visit.

What time does the school day start and finish for nursery children at GSAL?

The teaching day runs from 9am to 3pm. Children can be dropped off with school teaching staff from 7.45am for free. Afterschool care is available until 6pm, at an additional cost.

What is the adult to child ratio at Rose Court Nursery?

In our nursery, we always have at least one adult for every eight children, although often the ratio is even smaller. This gives our skilled teachers and teaching assistants the opportunity to provide each child with a high level of individualised care, helping them settle in and flourish.

Where do the families live who send their children to Rose Court Nursery?

Rose Court Nursery is a popular choice with families in Alwoodley and the local north Leeds area. We also have many children come to us from across Leeds, Harrogate, Wetherby, and the surrounding Yorkshire towns and villages.

GSAL is a friendly, welcoming community. Parents have opportunities to forge connections through events and by getting involved in our active parent-teacher association. Our students feel a sense of belonging which lasts throughout their school life and beyond.

What do the children like most about the nursery?

Our purposefully designed playground – with its creative exploration areas – is understandably very popular with our nursery children. In the classroom, children love the multi-sensory activities that help them learn in a memorable, hands-on way.

How do you ensure my child will feel part of the school?

Our 3 and 4-year-olds have their very own dedicated space. This helps them feel secure as they develop their independence in a safe, light, purposefully designed area.

Once children have settled into nursery school, they also have the opportunity to access GSAL’s wider state-of-the-art facilities and explore the safe, spacious outdoor areas. This gives our youngest learners the best of both worlds.

What are the fees for nursery?

The fees for the current academic year and further information can be found in the Admissions section.

Where will my child eat lunch? What food do you serve?

Nursery children eat lunch in the dedicated Nursery – Year 3 dining room. This is a quiet and relaxed space. The food is freshly prepared every day, using locally sourced produce, and there are hot and cold healthy options.

Our catering team are experienced in preparing meals which meet a range of dietary requirements. If you have specific questions about food options, please let us know either during a school tour or as part of the application process.

Does GSAL support children with additional needs?

We have an experienced individual needs team that works throughout the whole school. Their role is to support children who can access the curriculum but have specific additional needs. Staff in the department hold a wide range of SEND qualifications, including specialist assessment qualifications.

If you have questions about whether GSAL can support your child’s individual needs, please contact us. We can then give you tailored information about whether the school can provide the support they need in order to achieve their full potential.

Am I able to use my 15 hours of Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) at Rose Court Nursery?

No, we don’t accept the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) which is sometimes known as the Nursery Education Grant anymore, and as a result we have adjusted our nursery fees.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or come and visit us. We’d love to show you around.

Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113..