Thorn Grove is fortunate in having a Nursery Unit in the school which caters for up to 40 children on two and a half day sessions. Currently children have the option of full days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday a.m. or Wednesday p.m. and full days Thursday and Friday. Children are considered for Nursery admission in the September after their third birthday. Nursery admission forms can be obtained on line, but all applications are dealt with by the Local Education Authority. Telephone number 0161 218 1151 (Contact Centre). Forms are to be returned on line by 31st March for admission the following September.
From September 2017 we will be trialling the offer of 30 Hours of government-funded provision dependent on the availability of places. For further information regarding eligibility and application please click on the link below:
By Law, parents must arrange for their child to start school at the beginning of the term of their fifth birthday, unless they have made other suitable arrangements which have been approved by the Local Education Authority. In Stockport, there is one admission date for all children at 4+ with a closing date for accepting the place. (After that date school cannot guarantee a place for your child).
Places are first allocated to those children living in the school priority area. If places remain, after applicants have been allocated, then non-priority applicants are considered. Applicants are placed in proximity order based on the home address, starting with those who will have siblings in the school on admission. Thorn Grove has provision for 30 Reception age pupils. If this School is your first choice and we are unable to offer your child a place, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Committee.
The school follows the Local Authority published admission arrangements
which is available for download by clicking on the document below.