Reception Admissions 2021


Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are unable to welcome visitors to the school until further notice.

The Early Years Team has produced a video about life at Grove Park and held a Zoom meeting with the Headteacher, Early Years Leader and Admissions Lead. This meeting provided all of the information that is usually communicated during the Open Mornings and was followed by a Q&A session.

Please click here for a virtual tour of the school. Please click here (password: z84?wH+4) to view a recording of the virtual open morning held via Zoom on Thursday, 15th October.                 


Open mornings

Each year we hold open mornings for prospective parents. We encourage visits during the teaching day so that prospective parents can see Grove Park at work. Our open mornings start at 9.30 am and can be booked by sending an email to with your name, contact number and your preferred date (see below), alternatively you can call Deborah Ferguson on 020 8994 7405.

Regrettably we cannot offer tours on an ad hoc basis unless you have been offered a space in the school but have not had the chance to visit.

The Reception class is the first class of the main school, which children join when they are four going on five years old, i.e. the September before their fifth birthday. 

All Reception class applications must be made online using eAdmissions. All applications must be submitted by the closing date of 15 January 2021. You can apply for up to six schools on one application, which should be listed in order of preference and you are advised to use all six preferences. Your preferences will be considered under an equal preference system; i.e all preferences are considered separately, regardless of their ranking, therefore, if your application is successful for more than one school, you will offered a place at the school you ranked highest on your application.

When considering your preferences, you will need to consider carefully the admissions process and the oversubscription criteria.

Please read the ‘Starting School in Hounslow’ brochure before making your application. The brochure gives you full information on the application process.

If you do not live in the London Borough of Hounslow, you will need to apply through your own council.  

If a school receives more applications than the number of places it has to offer, the places will be offered in accordance with the London Borough of Hounslow’s oversubscription criteria, which is available on Hounslow’s website, You are strongly advised to ensure that you fully understand the admissions process and the oversubscription criteria before making your application for a place at any school. 

You will receive notification of the result of your application via email on the evening of 16th April 2020.  It is extremely important to ensure that you accept your offer by the deadline. Late applications severely limit your chances of gaining a place for your child at your preferred school. 

The address you provide on the application must be the address at which the child normally resides and you will need to provide proof of address along with your application.  It is a criminal offence to give a false address and the Local Authority / school reserves the right to withdraw any offer made on the basis of inadequate, inaccurate or deliberately misleading information.