Elm Grove Primary is currently closed for Easter break. We will return on Monday 19th April.

IMPORTANT COVID INFO: Where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Please follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace. So, if your child is symptomatic from Sunday 4th April and then tests positive, you DO NOT need to notify the school until we return for the Summer term.  

For the first 6 days after teaching ends, if a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus, having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school must assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation. So, if your child is symptomatic on Friday 2nd April or Saturday 3rd April, and you get them tested, and they have a positive result, you MUST notify the school by emailing louisewillard@elmgrove.brighton-hove.sch.uk  

The phone lines will not be manned during the holidays, so any contact you need to make with me regarding the above, must be done via email. Louise Willard will check her emails twice daily and be in touch with families as needed.   

If your child tests positive after 7th April, you can update us when we return to school.

School Staggered Timetable 2021

IMPORTANT: Start of school information for parents and carers

See our Community Resources page for useful resources including free school meals, local food banks, COVID information and wellbeing services.

Whole School risk assessment- Full opening of schools during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Click here for Elm Grove Remote Education Provision Information (13th January)

Catch up Premium Report 2021

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About Us

We are an inclusive school in the heart of the local community and are committed to ensuring that all the children within our care receive quality provision.

Joining our school

You need to apply to Brighton & Hove City Council for a place at our school. Read about joining our school on our website or for general admissions information please visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/school-admissions/starting-school

School Policies

Find our policies here, including accessibility, attendance and behaviour.

Extra-curricular Activities

We have a broad range of extra-curricular activities available for our pupils, including sport, drama, languages and music. View our list of activities.

Regular symptom-free testing is now available for households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils. Everyone in these groups is recommended to get tested twice a week using rapid LFD tests. Please see letter from BHCC regarding LFD Coronavirus testing (19th March).

Please go to this council web page for details on how to access the symptom-free testing. https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/covidtesting . This site will be updated regularly.

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Desert Oasis Playground Plans

We are currently planning for renovations of the top playground at Elm Grove. The concept is ‘Desert Oasis’. The design is an interpretation of a desert landscape with elements of rock, and water, with a nod to treasure islands, riverbed oasis, obstacle course etc.

This project will mainly be funded by the PTA.

At Elm Grove our main line of communication to parents and carers is SchoolPing. To request your SchoolPing log-in details email us at admin@elmgrove.brighton-hove.sch.uk (remember to include your child’s name and class!).

Our SchoolPing link is: https://elmgrove-brighton-hove.secure-dbprimary.com/service/util/schoolping


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We are a part of the Brighton City Partnership for Education.

Parent Pay

Make payments for lunches, swimming, and school trips.

School lunches

We provide healthy balance lunches every day.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, apply for free school meals via Brighton & Hove City Council

School milk

If you would like your child to get school milk go the  Cool Milk website.

Children under the age of 5 are entitled to free school milk, children over 5 are entitled to subsidised milk.

Out of School and Holiday Club

The school has a thriving breakfast and after school club and a holiday club that runs in the main school holidays. Find out more and book your place.

Free swimming

All children under the age of 16 living in Brighton can swim for free in any Freedom leisure centre. Find out more and download an application form on the Freedom Leisure website.

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