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Nursery Admissions Timeline 2021/22

Nursery Admissions September 2021

Was your child born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018?  If you are interested in them attending The Grove Nursery?

This year it will not be possible to invite prospective parents into the Nursery to find out more about our setting.  Usually we organise visits which include a presentation and a tour.  Instead, we are preparing an online presentation and a video of the setting, which will be available here from Friday 22nd January 2021.  


We encourage prospective parents to watch the presentation and the video and make a note of any questions they may have.  Parents are then welcome to join Ms Anna Archer (Head teacher) and Mrs Michelle Read (Early Years Lead) on a Zoom call where we will be able to explain what we do in more depth and respond to queries you may have.

Email the school office - - to ask for the meeting id and password for Zoom meetings on the following days:


9.30 am Thursday 28th January

4.30 pm Thursday 28th January

9.30 am Tuesday 2nd February

4.30 pm Tuesday 2nd February

9.30 am Wednesday 10th February

9.30 am Friday 26th February


We understand that it is unsettling and far from ideal to choose a Nursery without actually having visited.  If the situation improves and we are able to relax rules on visitors later in the term/year then perhaps we will be able to invite families to come along in person to look around, but the safety of children currently attending the setting is paramount and current restrictions make it impossible at the moment.  We hope you understand.


We look forward to meeting you all via Zoom, and later in person!

Primary Admissions have now closed for September 2021, but if you are interested in joining the school as an In-Year admission, please see the relevant paragraph below.


Reception Admissions September 2021

Allocation day will be 16th April 2021 - 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.

Information for prospective parents

Please find below two films and a presentation introducing The Grove if you are a prospective parent. 


We would like to thank Emily Blackwell of Black Wheel Media - - for providing such fantastic support with the filming. She is a Nursery parent and a 'prospective' Reception parent herself, so has a great understanding of what it would be useful to see!  Great job, we are very grateful for the help.

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 spaces in our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 class for in year admissions and are happy to talk to you about this. 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.