The Grove AcademyIt really does take a village to raise a child
April 11 2019



Thank you for your interest in The Grove Academy.  If you are considering enrolling your child or would like further information, please contact our office on 01923 674463 or email

Due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to welcome parents on site to have a look around our school. Please see below our Early Years Virtual Tour.

Admissions into Nursery for September 2021

(For children born between 01/09/2017 and 31/08/2018).  

Hertfordshire County Council are no longer involved with Nursery admissions and parents need to apply directly to our school. The Grove Academy has 39 places in our morning Nursery and 39 places in our afternoon Nursery, offering 15 hours per week Monday to Friday (term time only). We do not offer the 30 hours entitlement ourselves, however, we work in partnership with Berrygrove Pre-School who operate from a building on our school site.

Please see our key dates for Nursery Admissions for 2021/22 below.

Applications OpenMonday 16th November 2020
Applications CloseFriday 26th February 2021 – 9am
Offer letters sent by school to parents/carersMonday 8th March 2021
Deadline to accept your place and return paperwork to schoolFriday 19th March 2021 – 9am

To apply for a place at our Nursery, please click here to complete our online application form.

For more information, please read our Nursery Admissions Arrangements for 2021/22 document below.

If you have any queries, or are experiencing problems applying online, please contact our office on 01923 674463 or email

Admission into Reception for September 2021

(For children born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2017). 

Parents can apply online from Monday 2nd November 2020 and the closing date is Friday 15th January 2021.  The last date to make a late application to be considered for allocation day is Wednesday 3rd March 2021.  School places will be offered on Friday 16th April 2021.  Parents of Nursery children MUST apply.  If you would like to apply, you can find all the information you need via

In Year Admissions

Moving schools at any point between Reception and Year 6 is called an “In Year” admission.  With effect from Friday 28th June 2019, Hertfordshire County Council are no longer involved with In Year admissions and if parents wish to make an In Year application, you will need to apply directly to The Grove Academy.  To apply for a place at our school, please complete the Application Form below and return it directly to the school office.  Alternatively, paper copies are available for collection from the school office.

If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01923 674463 or email

Secondary Transfer for September 2021

(For children born between 01/09/2009 and 31/08/2010). 

Parents can apply online from Tuesday 1st September 2020 and the closing date is Saturday 31st October 2020.  The last date to make a late application to be considered for allocation day is Monday 1st February 2021.  School places will be offered on Monday 1st March 2021.

Academy Admission Appeals

Hertfordshire County Council takes responsibility for all new entry and in year appeals for the Academy. 

Please click here for information about School Appeals. Please click here for Appeals Timetable 2021.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2020/2021, please click here

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/2022, please click here

Determined Admission Arrangements 2022/23, please click here

The Grove Academy is consulting on the proposed admissions arrangements for the school year 2022/23 and is seeking responses from parents/carers, schools and community groups.  The proposed changes are to amend the wording to Rule 5 – Nearest School: Children for whom it is the nearest school or academy. This includes all schools except those which allocate places on the basis of faith (membership or practice) before allocating on the basis of distance/location, and Multiple Births: The school, as the admission authority will admit over the school’s published admission number when a single twin/multiple birth child is allocated a place at the school. The consultation period runs from 26th October 2020 to 6th December 2020. Please send your comments regarding the proposal to The Grove Academy directly at

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