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Regular updates from members of staff.

Austin’s butterfly

Critique and review Ron Berger from EL Education demonstrates the transformational power of models, critique, and descriptive feedback to improve student work. Here he tells the story of Austin's Butterfly. First-grade students at ANSER Charter School in Boise, ID,...

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A reception place at Grove?

Ooooh! Got a place at Grove! If you have got a place at Grove, congratulations! And here's why.... We are so pleased that your child has been offered a place at Grove Academy. You will be joining us at the start of our fabulous learning journey. Grove Academy is going...

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A place at Grove?

Ooooh! Got a place at Grove! If you have got a place at Grove, congratulations! And here's why.... We are so pleased that your child has been offered a place at Grove Academy. You will be joining us at the start of our fabulous learning journey. Grove Academy is going...

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Welcome to Chalvey

Grove will be in Chalvey Although we are still unable to name the exact location of the school we can say that it will be in Chalvey. As you can imagine the legal work behind such a large development has taken a lot of time and although we have secured a suitable site...

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What makes a school a great place to work?

Teaching is a fantastic job! But there is no ignoring the fact that it can be very difficult. The pressures from government and Ofsted can on some days seem overwhelming and I know the feeling that takes over when you are waiting for the morning call from an...

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Let us know what you think

Consultation It has been great meeting so many people who are interested in learning more about Grove Academy at our face to face events. We are using those events as part of our consultation process to gather local peoples views. To enable more people to take part in...

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So what is a free school?

That has been a question I have been asked many times. The Government describes free schools as schools that "are funded by the government but are not run by the local council. They have more control over how they do things. They are ‘all-ability’ schools, so cannot...

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Admissions! Exciting news for Slough parents

Late applications accepted for Year 7 Although the deadline for submitting applications for Year 7s starting in September 2017 has officially closed it IS NOT TOO LATE to apply for a place at Grove Academy. We were unfortunately not able to be part of the online...

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Grove Academy Information Days – October & November 2016

We have TWO Information Days coming up : Monday 17th October at 6pm Slough and Eton CofE Secondary School, Ragstone Road, Slough Wednesday 16th November 1:30pm Chalvey Community Centre, The Green, Chalvey These give prospective parents opportunities to meet the...

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Our Curriculum

This document shows you the basis of our curriculum, which will be tailored a appropriate for the different years. Click on the image to view it full-screen, or right-click to download it. You can download a PDF version here:...

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Grove Academy Information Day – Monday September 26th 2016

Information Day Monday 26th September 2016 3pm - 8pm Chalvey Community Centre, The Green, Slough An opportunity to meet the Principal Designate and Trustees and learn more about our unique vision for Grove Academy. Please click below for full details, times and...

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Grove Academy Prospectus

We are very pleased to release our first Grove Academy Prospectus. Click on the image to view it online, or right click to download it to your computer. Please contact us here if you have questions. Best wishes, Ms. Andrea Fricker,...

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“In life, when the quality of one’s work really matters, one almost never submits a first draft. An ethic of excellence requires revision.”
~ Ron Berger, author and educationalist

~ Ron Berger, author and educationalist