Reception & Primary Admissions

Reception and Primary schools play a pivotal role in a child's development, typically catering to young learners aged 4 to 11. These formative years are essential for building a strong educational base, social skills, and a sense of wonder about the world. Reception and Primary schools offer a nurturing and engaging environment where children take their first steps towards becoming confident and capable individuals.

Grove Academy Primary School, Slough, is dedicated to providing a warm and stimulating atmosphere where students can explore, question, and develop essential foundational skills. Our experienced educators are passionate about guiding young minds through these crucial early years, ensuring they acquire the knowledge and enthusiasm needed to thrive in their educational journey.

On this page, you'll find all the vital information about our school's Reception and Primary School admission process, including key dates, admission requirements, and how to apply. We understand that choosing the right educational path for your child is a significant decision, and we are committed to making the application process as clear and accessible as possible.

Reception 2023 Intake.

If you have a child who was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you must apply for a Reception school place for September 2023.

Before you apply for our Primary School admmision for September 2023, please make sure the following applies to you:

  1. You live in Slough
  2. Your child is eligible to start primary school in September 2023
  3. You know which school you would like your child to attend
  4. You know how your child will get to school
  5. You have read our helpful Admissions Guideadmissions guide

Everyone must apply for a school place. There is no automatic entry to any school.

The national closing date for on-time primary applications is 15 January 2023

Apply online on the Slough Citizen Portal from 5th September -