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Reception 2021 Admissions


At this moment in time, we are unable to hold an open afternoon or tours for parents, we do have a virtual tour available to view on our website.  In addition, we have a faq's page for parents with a wealth of information we hope you will find helpful, under the Grove Parents tab.


Applications for September 2021 admissions must be via the Kent County Council website.  The application page will open from November.


Thank you for your understanding, our prospectus is available upon request and if you have any questions  we are available 8am-4pm Monday to Friday via 01795 477417 or


Admission Arrangements for September 2021

Admission FAQ's


In Year Admissions

If you are applying for an 'in year' admission, please click here for further information. 


All in year applications must be made to the school office who will reply to you informing you of the outcome.  

Your child's application will be placed on our waiting list according to our distance criteria, we will contact you to arrange an introduction to Grove Park School when a place becomes available to you.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Samantha Thorne in the school office on 01795 477417 or



In the event of parents' being unhappy with the process or wishing to appeal against a refusal due to the standard number being reached, the Education Office should be contacted.  The address to contact is:


Kent County Council

Room 2.24

Sessions House

County Hall


Kent ME14 1XQ


In Year Admission Form (IYCAF)


Summer Born admission

Parents who wish for their child to be admitted out of expected year group require a letter of agreement from the school detailing their consent to the request and complete a summer born admission form.  For further guidance regarding deferred entry please click here. The Summer Born admission form will require completing and returning  to KCC Admissions along with the letter(s) of consent from the school(s) named.  The form should be completed when admissions are open for the year group they wish to apply to.  Parents who have deferred the entry of their summer born child are unable to apply using our online system.  If you wish to seek further guidance regarding admission out of cohort, please contact the school office or KCC Admissions  on 03000416111.



Secondary Admissions

For further information regarding secondary admissions please click here.



A copy of our Admissions Policy can be found here

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