Reception 2023

Welcome to Spring Grove Reception

A warm welcome to Spring Grove Reception 2023.  We hope you will find most of the information about your child’s transition to Spring Grove here. Please call us if you have any further questions or need help with anything to do with the admission process.

Contact us:

Telephone: 020 8560 0965



Important Information & Key Dates

  • Wednesday, 5th July

    Stay and Play sessions (with parents)

  • W/B 10th July

    School to contact current childcare providers. Please give your current childcare providers consent to talk with us about your child.

  • Wednesday, 6th to Tuesday,12th September

    Home visits – Appointments will be sent to you soon

Forms to Complete

Following mandatory forms * must be completed.

All children under 5 years are entitled to receive free milk. If you wish to register your child to receive a carton of  semi skimmed milk, please visit the link below.

  1. Register your child online at or download a registration form  and return it to FREEPOST COOL MILK (no other details required).
  2. If you register before 5pm on a Tuesday, your child will start receiving milk from the following week.
  3. Your child will start to gain all the nutritional benefits from a daily serving of chilled milk in the classroom.
  • Thursday, 14th and Friday, 15th September

    Children start school fulltime


    On Thursday, 14th and Friday, 15th parents have the option to collect children at 1.15pm (after lunch).

  • Monday, 18 September

    All children start full time.

School Meals

All Reception children are entitled to a free school meal as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme. At Spring Grove, all infant children (Reception to Year 2) take advantage of this and have daily school meals. Having meals in school gives them the opportunity to experience different cuisines and tastes. Our caterers provide a menu with a variety of options including Halal and Vegetarian. We ask that you do not send a packed lunch from home.

Parents and carers will be able to  choose meal options and book them in advance via ParentPay.  The meal bookings  have a cut-off time of Sunday 12 midnight for the following week .
TIP:  book meals for the full half term at once, you can always change them before the cut-off time.

Eligible for ‘Free School Meals’

Some families will be entitled to ‘Free School Meals’ due to low household income. This is different to UIFSM described above. If your are eligible, your child will also be entitled to free school milk (after their fifth birthday), subsidised clubs and other school activities. If you would like to find out if you are eligible please visit

We use ParentPay  as our online payment and meal booking system. All families will need to activate the as soon as you receive your activation code.

Below is a video guide to help you get started.

Communicating with Parents

We use Teachers2Parents to communicate with parents and use emails and text messages to contact you. Your details will be added to the system once the admission process is completed. You can download Teachers2Parents App  to your device and you will be able to see any text messages or notifications from school on the App. 

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