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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!

 

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 - Fully Booked

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 hertsdirect@hertfordshire.gov.uk 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.

Nursery Admissions
Parents of children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 will then be 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 last years schedule - next year's will shortly be available). 

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. 

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 will be available here in February to apply for a place.  Parents can arrange to come and look around by booking themselves on to one of our 'tours' during the Spring term. 

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 2019 - 2020

Nursery Admissions Policy

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.
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.
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