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Applying for Reception Place for September 2023

Sunday 15 January 2023

If your child will be five between 1st September 2023 and 31st August 2024 (date of birth 1.9.18 – 31.8.19) you need to apply for a school place.  The closing date for applications is 15th January 2023.  More information on the process can be found here:


Miss Maltwood will conduct tours of the building after the children have left so she can answer any questions you may have. We have set up a booking form for you to make your choice of a tour date. This also gives you the opportunity to ask questions that can be answered during the tour.

As numbers are limited, the dates will disappear from the form once they are full.  Please let any friends or neighbours with children in this age range you may know about this as well.

Waltham Forest Admissions do not look at the applications until after the closing date, so places are not given on a first come first served basis however, if you apply after the closing date your application will be treated as a late application and you may not get your choice of school.

IMPORTANT – having a place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception – you must still apply. Also, even if you have other children in the school, you must apply and please ensure that you say on your application that your child has siblings at South Grove.


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