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.
As a separate Infant and Nursery school, we recognise that parents are keen to find out more about The Grove Junior school: if you choose to send your children here you are generally signing up for the Junior school too. Miss Lorna Urquhart, the Head teacher of The Grove Juniors, will be present to introduce herself on all tour dates. Also, when you book an opportunity to look around, the option of a tour of the Junior school will be included. Please indicate on the google form that you are planning on taking us up on this offer, so that we can estimate numbers. This year we are happy to show people around the school at 9.15 am on the following days:
Friday 8th November - Fully Booked
Tuesday 12th November - Fully Booked
Thursday 21st November - Fully Booked
Friday 29th November - Fully Booked
Thursday 5th December
Monday 9th December
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Please scroll down the page to make your booking.
This year parents of children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 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 email@example.com or go online for advice at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions - 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 2020 - 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.
The application process closes on Wednesday 15th January 2020, but late applications can be made through HCC.
You can send your child to The Grove Nursery 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.
Places are then allocated before Easter.