Admissions to our School

Information for children possibly starting in September 2021.

With regards to visits we are not allowed to show people around. This is under Devon County Councils guidance.

If you click on the link below you can watch a short video that we have made about the reception class and the school.

Video of the Grove School

We also suggest that you look at our current reception class webpages on

Acorns Class Page

Devon County Council is the admissions authority for our school, responsible for setting our admissions policy and making decisions when an application is made to join us. Devon County Council's Admissions Service manages applications on our behalf. For further information or advice about the admissions process, parents can call My Devon on 0345 155 1019 or visit www.devon.gov.uk/admissions.


Parents can apply for a Reception intake place here using their Local Authority Common Application Form (for children who live in the Devon County Council area, this is available at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by requesting a copy of the from My Devon. Applications should be made up to the national closing date of 15 January– late applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are sent to parents around 16 April.

For admissions at any time after the start of the Reception year, you can apply using the D-CAF, wherever your child lives. Copies are available from My Devon.


Admissions Policies

You can view the admission arrangements at https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/arrangements-and-policies


The Appeals Process

Any parent who is refused admission has the right to an appeal that is independent of the school. We use the Independent Devon Admissions Appeal Panel to handle any appeals being made. For further information, please call My Devon or visit https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals

All admissions to our school must be made via the Admissions Department at Devon County Council. You can contact them via their website:


Or they can be contacted by telephone on 0845 1551019.