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Reception 2021

Starting school - Reception 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they will be starting reception in primary school from September 2021.

At Mission Grove we will be hosting 'virtual' meeting and inviting parents in small groups (maximum 4 people) to have a tour of the school.  These will be held on our North Site (Buxton Road) from the 9th November - 13th November and on our South Site (Edinburgh Road) from 16th November - 20th November.  Please contact our school office to book a date and time on: 02085203487 or email

Below we have attached a video filmed and directed by our Reception children and information about starting school. 

How to apply for a Reception Place

The brochure Starting Primary School 2021 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 2020 and the closing date is 15 January 2021.  If you apply after this date, your application will be considered as late.

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 2021.  This is the day you will receive the results of your reception application, if you have applied by the closing date of 15 January 2021.

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 2021                            Application closing date
16 April 2021             Offer day
30 April 2021              Acceptance deadline
17 May 2021             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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