Birchwood Grove


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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.

West Sussex also provide an information booklet for parents which can be found here: Information for parents booklet.

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 2020:

Tuesday 12th November 2019- FULL, unfortunately we have no remaining spaces at this session

Monday 25th November 2019- FULL, unfortunately we have no remaining spaces at this session

Thursday 9th January 2020


These sessions start at 9:30. Please contact Mrs Pugh in the school office to book your place by phone: 01444 242209 or by email: