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Contact No: 03330 142903


Children in West Sussex start school in the September following their 4th birthday. Although children are entitled to start school full time from September, parents may also opt to start on a part time basis or to defer entry to school until the compulsory school starting date which is the term in which a child turns five. It is the responsibility of parents or carers to apply for a school place. You do not need to have a letter from the council. We would advise parents in the term before their 4th birthday to refer to West Sussex County Council/Admissions and follow the procedure for applying for a school place for your child.

Appointments can be made to visit Fishbourne school and meet the Headteacher by contacting the school office on 01243 785974.

Prior to starting school the children are invited to meet their teacher and join in class activities. Parents are given the opportunity to discuss matters of general interest with the Headteacher at this time.


The schools admissions limit is 30 pupils per year group and parents seeking a transfer to the school for a child living either inside or outside of the catchment area should contact the Pupil Admission team on 03330 142903 or email Alternatively please click on the following link to apply online