Monday September 6th will be our first day back for  the next academic year.

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

BHCC Schools Wellbeing Service Consultation Line – Summer

BHCC Support for Families Over the Summer

Click here for Elm Grove Remote Education Provision Information

Catch up Premium Report 2021


The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • Headaches and upset tummy can also be a symptom

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19:

  1. Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible
  2. You, your child and anyone else you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have the test.

Anyone in your childcare or support bubble should also stay at home if your child has been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

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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.

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Ofsted Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Ofsted Parent View asks for your opinion on some aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

Regular symptom-free testing is available for households, childcare and support bubbles of school-age pupils. Everyone in these groups is recommended to get tested twice a week. Please see letter from BHCC regarding LFD Coronavirus testing .

Please go to this council web page for details on how to accessing testing. https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/covidtesting 

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 please contact the school office.

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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