Birchwood Grove


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Admission to Birchwood Grove is done through West Sussex County Council. Click on the logo below to be directed to the West Sussex admissions page on their website; here you will find all the information you should need and a link to the online application process.

West Sussex also provide an information booklet for parents which can be found here: Information for parents booklet.

If you require help with the admissions process please contact Linda Pugh by ringing the school office (01444 242209) or alternatively you can call West Sussex admissions department (0845 075 1007). We would warmly welcome visits to the school please contact the office to arrange a date and time.

Reception Year admissions

At Birchwood Grove our current published admission number is 60 (for Reception children starting in 2019). All reception children are offered full time provision from the first available opportunity, whether they are statutory school age or below. We ensure that children below the statutory age (currently 3 and 4 years old) have a minimum of 15 hours per week for the full 38 weeks of the academic year.

The children start in September with a staggered start to school to ensure the transition is as smooth and settled as possible. This will be reviewed annually to take account of the start date of the autumn term.

Invitation to Parents of September 2019 Reception Year Intake

Parents and Carers of children due to start the Reception year in September 2019 are invited to attend one of our school open mornings.  They will be held on: Tuesday 13th November (session now fully booked), Monday 19th November (session now fully booked) and Tuesday 8th January 2019.  The sessions will start at 9.30 a.m. All sessions are very busy, please contact the school office on 01444 242209 to book a place. There is no parking available on the school site, so please allow extra time when planning your visit to our school.