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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. 

The school has been able to offer places to all children who have wanted to come for the last 3 years, so why not come and visit and see what you think!  You are welcome to apply wherever you live if you think this is the school for you!


This year parents of children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be applying for a school place. 

All applications are managed by Hertfordshire County Council - the link to their website is below.  Please contact the admissions team if you need any help: you can call the help line 0300 123 4043, email or go online for advice at - see link below

And of course you can always ring the school and ask to speak to us about any queries you may have. We will do our best to support you. Allocation day will be in April 2019 - 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.


We are offering parents the chance to meet the Head teacher, listen to some information about the school and enjoy the opportunity to look around on the days listed below.

Parents should book a place at one of the sessions through the link at the bottom of this text box.  It is not advisable to turn up unless you have booked. 

All sessions start at 9.15 am and last for about 45 minutes:

Friday 9th November (FULLY BOOKED)

Thursday 15th November

Monday 19th November (FULLY BOOKED)

Friday 30th November (FULLY BOOKED)

Wednesday 5th December

Friday 14th December

Wednesday 9th January

The application process closes on Tuesday 15th January 2019.

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 123 4043.  They will be able to tell you how to secure a place.
Nursery Admissions
If you are interested in a Nursery place for the next academic year - children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 - you will need to watch this space and book yourself on to one of our open sessions in Spring 2019.  Parents of children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 will then be able to apply for a Nursery place for September 2019..  There is no centralised admission system by HCC, but a time line for applications is decided locally  and updated every year.  (see attached document). 
Places are allocated around Easter time.
If you are making enquiries after this date, please contact the school office directly, as we manage these admissions ourselves. 
Nursery Sessions are allocated 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.

Nursery Admissions Policy 2017

Timeline for Nursery Admissions 2018/2019

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