The admissions policy of this school is common to all County and Controlled Schools in West Sussex. The policy is outlined in the booklet “Information for Parents” which is published by the Local Authority. If you have not received a copy of this policy you may obtain one by downloading from the following link: Information for Parents
Children usually begin school at the beginning of the academic year (September) in which they become five. The parent may choose whether they wish their child to attend on a part-time or full-time basis, and have the right to defer their entry to the start of the Spring or Summer term (depending on their child’s birthday). Children reach statutory school age the term following their fifth birthday at which time they must be attending on a full-time basis. We are able to admit up to 30 Reception Class children each year.
You are more than welcome to visit the school to meet the headteacher and see the children at work at any time throughout the year. All we ask is that you telephone the school before hand to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time.
During the term prior to admission, plenty of time is put aside for new children and their parents to visit the school together. These are usually very enjoyable and beneficial times enabling a strong home/school partnership to develop.
Additional information can be found on the West Sussex Website here.