Links with Secondary Schools

Many children transfer to Hailsham Community College (HCC) but liaison meetings with local secondary schools take place on a regular basis. Information about these schools and preference forms are sent to parents when their children are in Year 6.  In the summer term a transition programme is organised to make the children’s transfer as smooth as possible and those transferring to HCC spend a period of time in school before the new term starts.


Information for parents/carers is updated on our website regularly. Monthly newsletters contain information about what is going on in the school and individual year groups send home letters relating to specific activities. Copies of these are available from the secretary’s office or on the school website. There is a texting and email service to parents.

Friends of Grovelands

FrOG is the name of our Parents and Teachers Association. All parents are automatically members of FrOG who regularly publish newsletters, hold meetings and organise activities and events to support the school. FrOG raise funds for the school and also organise school discos and social events such as barbeques.

Parent Helpers/Volunteers

We welcome volunteers at Grovelands. We have a large number of parents and volunteers who come into school to help in a variety of ways. If you are interested in assisting us in any of our activities we would be pleased to welcome you. Please contact the office for more information.


If there’s a Problem!

Your child’s teacher can usually sort out most educational problems. Appointments can be made for any reasonable time suitable for parent and school.

The Deputy Headteacher has overall responsibility for pupil welfare and the SENCO supervises the Learning Support programme. Both the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher are available most days by appointment. The assistant Headteacher is available to speak to parents as are Class teachers by appointment.

In line with section 23 of the Education Reform Act 1988, East Sussex County Council has adopted a complaints procedure in respect of certain duties or exercise of certain powers by Children’s Services (LA) or by the Governing Body.

A document setting out the arrangements made by the LA for the consideration of complaints about the curriculum and collective worship is available from the school secretary.