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Reception 2023

Starting school - Reception 2023

Welcome to Mission Grove Primary School, we are pleased that you are considering applying for a Reception place for your child. 

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they will be starting reception in primary school from September 2023.

School Tours

If you are looking for the best school for your child and are considering Mission Grove, you are invited to arrange a visit.

This year our open days will be: 

North Site - Buxton Road (3 Form Entry) Wednesday 9th November 2022 & Wednesday 11th January 2023 at 9:30am & 5:00pm

South Site - Edinburgh Road (1 Form Entry) Thursday 10th November 2022 & Thursday 12th January 2023 at 9:30am & 5:00pm

Please contact the school office to book via email at

How to apply for a Reception Place

The brochure Starting Primary School 2023 contains all the information you need to know about applying for a reception class place.   

The best way to apply is online, through the eAdmissions website.  The eAdmissions website opens on 1 September 2022 and the closing date is 15 January 2023.  If you apply after this date, your application will be considered as late.  Applications received after 15 January 2023 will be looked at after 19 April 2023. Please remember if you apply late, you are less likely to get a place at the school of your choice.

You can download a guide explaining how to apply for your child's school place online here. 

There are FAQs and guidance sheets to help you complete your online application on the eAdmissions website. If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email

If you are unable to apply online you can download the primary common application form . Instructions for how to submit your paper application are on the back of the application form.

If you have any further queries you can contact Mission Grove on 02085208409 or email

National Offer Day

National Offer Day is 16 April 2023.  This is the day you will receive the results of your reception application, if you have applied by the closing date of 15 January 2023.

If you apply online by the closing date, an email with the outcome of your application will be sent to you on 16 April 2021. For paper applications received by the closing date, a letter will be posted to you first class on 16 April 2020.

Key dates


15 January 2023                          Application closing date
16 April 2023             Offer day
30 April 2023             Acceptance deadline
17 May 2023             Appeal deadline


Workshops & Films

Below are 3 workshops which have proven to be very successful in previous years as they addressed some queries parents had around school-readiness for their child.

We have also attached photos of all areas which you can download and share with your child. 



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