Why join us at The Grove Academy?

We have a highly experienced Early-Years team, who offer a variety of learning experiences and carefully adapt lessons to meet individual pupil’s needs.

Our Early-Years spaces are large and colourful, creating happy and inviting learning environments. They also offer access to our designated outdoor areas, which the children enjoy exploring on a daily basis.

Why choose our School?

  • Experienced Early-Years team
  • Large space and inviting environment
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Early-Years rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Breakfast & After-School Clubs available with local provider

Book a Reception Tour

We know that choosing your child’s school can be a difficult decision, so please do book a Reception Tour so you can meet our school leaders and see our extensive facilities. We will be more than happy to show you around and answer any questions that you may have.


How to apply for a Reception place at The Grove Academy

If your child is born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, you will be able to apply for their Reception place online between 1st November 2023 – 15th January 2024.

All applications for Reception places are handled by Hertfordshire County Council. You can read more information and apply on the Hertsdirect website via the link below.


You will receive an e-mail on 16th April 2024 confirming which school you have been allocated.


Admission Arrangements

You can view the admission rules and the procedures that will be followed for admission to our school by downloading our Admission Arrangements below.


Staff at The Grove Academy are warm and welcoming. I can see my child’s confidence growing day by day.

Reception Parent at The Grove Academy