Admissions

How to join Edge Grove Your Admissions Journey

It is our aim at Edge Grove to ensure that your Admissions journey at Edge Grove is straightforward and bespoke to you and your family.  We are here to help you every step of your journey from first enquiry to your child – and your family – joining the School.  Below are the different steps in the process.

STEP 1:
Enquire:

Do get in touch with us, either via this website, via email, or, best of all via a telephone call (01923 855724) during which our friendly Admissions Team will guide you through the process, and answer any questions you may have.

STEP 2:
Visit Us

Your first visit to the School may be at one of our termly Open Mornings, or on a private visit – however you choose to visit Edge Grove for the first time, you can be sure you will receive a warm welcome from staff and pupils alike! When you visit, you will meet the Head, Ed Balfour, our Admissions Team and other members of staff relevant to your child(ren)’s age. This is a great opportunity to discuss your child’s education to date, their interests and abilities, your hopes for their education, and what you are looking for in a school.  It is also the time   to explore our extensive site and impressive facilities. Should you not live near the School, we are happy to arrange this initial meeting online.

Visit Us

STEP 3:
Register for a Place

We advise that you register your interest for your child to join Edge Grove as early as possible. Our Admissions Team will then keep you informed about dates for assessments and the availability of places in your child’s year group. At this point we request the payment of a non-refundable registration fee £100. Once we have received your completed Registration Form and payment, we will process your application you will move to the next step in the School’s Admissions process.

Registration Form

STEP 4:
Taster Session

Children joining Year 1 and above will come to Edge Grove for a morning / day and experience a day with their peers. We will allocate your child a buddy for the day who will show them the ropes and help them get a good taste of what they can expect should they join the School.

Children looking for an occasional place in Year 3 or above will sit an online test in Maths and English to ensure they have the academic potential to cope with the demands of the Edge Grove curriculum. It also helps us to assess whether we are able to offer appropriate support to children with any additional learning needs.  We will also ask for a reference from your child’s current school, and a copy of their most recent school report.

We hold Group Assessment Mornings for pupils joining Nursery and Reception in September; if places are available we may offer individual assessments at different times of the year. In the year preceding admission to the School – 4+ assessments are usually held in late September / October and 3+ in January.

Nursery Entry

RECEPTION ENTRY

Step 5:
Offer of a Place

At the end of your child’s taster day(s) or session(s), we hope to be in a position to offer them a place, and hope you will be confident that Edge Grove is the right school for them and your family.

You will be asked to secure your child’s place by acceptance of our offer, in conjunction with our Terms & Conditions, and paying a refundable deposit (refunded when your child leaves the School).

Terms and Conditions

Step 6:

Now your child – and your whole family – is a member of the Edge Grove Pride.  Welcome!

Registration Form Terms and ConditionsAdmissions Policy

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