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The Grove Infant and Nursery School

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

We currently have spaces in our Reception class - please contact the office for more information.

Admissions - Dates and Information


You can send your child to The Grove from wherever you live, unless we are oversubscribed. We use the same admissions criteria as all of the maintained schools in Hertfordshire, with priority given to those with overriding social or medical factors, those with siblings already at the school and then those for whom it is the closest school. 
This year looks to be a much lower birth year than in recent times: you are welcome to apply wherever you live if you think this is the school for you!

In Year Admissions
If you arrive in the area and are looking for a school place you are welcome to give us a ring - we currently have space in our Reception class for in year admissions and are happy to show you round.  Please bear in mind that all in year admissions are dealt with administratively by Hertfordshire County Council and you can contact them on this number:  0300 1234043.  They will be able to tell you how to secure a place.

Nursery Admissions
Parents of children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be sent information about applying for Nursery places in Spring 2018. 
There is no centralised admission system this year.  A time line for applications will be decided locally and announced in the Autumn term.  
Places will be allocated around Easter time.
If you are making enquiries after this date, please contact the school office directly. 
Nursery Sessions according to our Nursery Sessions Policy - this can be found at the bottom of this page and on the policy section of this website.  30 hour provision is subject to availability, and the process for registering and place allocation is included in the Nursery Sessions Policy.


Primary Admissions
Parents of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 should have applied on line before the deadline in January 2018.

We will be publishing open day information in the Autumn, and any prospective parents will be able to come and have a look around and ask any questions they have in November and December 2017.

Please contact the admissions team if you need to make an application after this time and they are happy to help: you can call the help line 0300 123 4043, email  or go online for advice at

And of course you can always ring the school and ask to look round or speak to us about any queries you may have.  We will do our best to support you.  Allocation day will be in April 2018 - you should receive news about your application and then you are asked to accept or decline the place.  County continue to administer the admissions arrangements and can help anyone with queries.

Nursery Admissions Policy 2017