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Admissions - Starting school and Transfers

ADMISSIONS AND SECONDARY TRANSFER

Contact No: 03330 142903
Email: admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk

Admissions South, Bridge House Floor 3, Barrington Road, Worthing, West Sussex  BN12 4FP

ADMISSIONS - RECEPTION YEAR

Choosing the school that is just right for your child and family is an important and exciting task!

There's no better way to see what's special about our school than coming to visit and seeing the school in action. Each year we show round lots of families whose children are due to start school in September or who may be moving to the area.

We hold Open School sessions, which have been hugely successful, giving new families the opportunity to come and spend an hour at the school. They involve a short presentation by our senior leadership team and a school tour provided by some of our older children followed by an opportunity for informal discussion over a cup of coffee, answering any questions specific to your child. Those families who visited us reported that they found this opportunity a really valuable one.

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.

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.

ADMISSIONS - TRANSFERS

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 admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk. Alternatively please click on the following link to apply online https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions.