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Grove Lea Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school.  The School follows the Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Duty and Assessment and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board Procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available on this website.

Grove Lea Primary School is a community school which provides 210 full-time places and 52 part-time places for pupils aged 3-11 years.

The school is in the Hemsworth Ward which is part of Wakefield Local Authority.

The school relocated to new purpose built premises in 2008 to facilitate the building of Tesco as part of a Hemsworth Regeneration project. The school has a large outdoor area with 4 playgrounds, gardens and a large field.


The school  received silver last year in the Sainsbury's School games programme and we regularly run the Heartstart Programme each year.  Children have the opportunity to perform in Music for Youth Competitions.  The Open Futures programme is embedded into the school curriculum.

The school was  Inspected in September 2017.