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.
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.
Open Morning for pupils starting in September 2021:
Due to current circumstances we are unfortunately unable to show you round our lovely school. We completely understand what a big decision starting primary school is and the anxieties that may arise from not seeing the school. As a result some of our lovely Year 6 children have put together a virtual tour together for you this mostly involves some of our ambassadors showing you round different areas of the school and explaining what they have done here over the last 7 years- who better to show you than the children!
Please find our usual introductory presentation to the school that we would do at the beginning of our open mornings.