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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. 

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 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 2014 and 31st August 2015 - you will need to contact the office and ask about availability as this round of admissions has now closed. 
In Spring 2019 parents of children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 will be able to apply.  There is no centralised admission system by HCC, but a time line for applications is decided locally (see attached document). 
Places are allocated around Easter time.
If you are making enquiries after this date, please contact the school office directly. 
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

Primary Admissions
Parents of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 start school in September 2018.


Please contact the admissions team if you need to make an application after 15th January 2018 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 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.

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