Admission Policy and Arrangements
The admissions policy of this school is common to all County schools in West Sussex. Details of the West Sussex Admission procedures are published on the West Sussex website: www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions
Parents considering applying for school are welcome to visit and are invited to telephone the School Office to make an appointment.
There is a new Admissions Code which came into effect in February 2010. The code places an emphasis on pupils starting in the September following their fourth birthday, as is the current policy in West Sussex, but gives parents the right to choose from September 2011 whether they wish their child to start full-time or part-time, subject to the caveat that children are receiving full-time education in the term following their fifth birthday. Parents still have the right to defer entry to later in the academic year and, in such cases, a place offered in reception must be held open for the child for that intake year.
We are always happy to discuss starting school arrangements with you – please give us a call or make an appointment with the headteacher to discuss any issues you may have. The school phone number is 01403 734822.