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Nursery Admissions
Parents of children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 are now able to apply for a Nursery place for September 2020.  There is no centralised admission system by HCC, but a timeline for applications is decided locally between schools with Nursery classes and updated every year. (see attached document for this year's schedule) 

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 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!  

A google form is used to make an application from February.  Parents can arrange to come and look around by booking themselves on to one of our 'tours' during the Spring term, using the link below.  The tours are on the following dates, all starting at 9.30:

Thursday 30th January  NOW FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 6th February  NOW FULLY BOOKED

Friday 7th February  NOW FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 13th February

Tuesday 25th February.

Places are then allocated before Easter.

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 timeline 2020/2021

Nursery Admissions Policy

There are currently spaces in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: if you have moved to the area please feel free to get in touch with the school and ask about admissions.
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 and Year 2 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.

Primary Admissions - 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!

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.

 

This year parents of children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 should have applied for a school place for this September. 

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 hertsdirect@hertfordshire.gov.uk or go online for advice at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions - see link below

Although the closing date has now passed, parents seeking to make a late application should contact HCC using the details above.

 

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.

 

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