Changing schools in existing year groups
When children move to another school within the same year, these
are called 'in-year admissions'. You can apply to move your child
between schools at any time of the year, for example if you move
These year groups are often full and there can be no guarantee
that a place will be available at the school that you want. Before
you apply, make sure you have read the oversubscription criteria 2013/14 to
ensure you fully understand our admission process, rules and
How to apply
1. How to apply for a school place in West
If you are applying for a school place in West Sussex, you
can do so by downloading the relevant in-year application
form. Please ensure that you use the correct form, dependent on who
manages the school’s admissions.
The county’s procedures for in-year admissions are given in the
supporting documents at the end of this page.
You can find details of schools through the West Sussex schools
Which form do I use?
West Sussex Pupil Admissions Team manages the
applications to Community and Controlled Schools as well as to many
own admissions authority schools. This application form is
IYA/WSCCMA and you can express a preference for up
to three schools.
The completed IYA/WSCCMA form should be returned to the
relevant office by email or post, as stated on the form. If you
return the form by email to the appropriate address given at
Help and Support you will receive an automatic acknowledgement
that your message has been received.
Some schools manage their own admissions. A list of these
schools is in the supporting documents. To apply for one of these
schools you will need to complete form IYA/SMA on
which you can only express a preference for that school.
This form needs to be returned to the school that you have named
on the form.
Application forms for schools that manage their own admissions
can also be obtained from the school or via their website. For all
other schools in West Sussex you must use IYA/WSCCSMA.
If you are applying for a combination of schools for whom West
Sussex manage admissions and schools who manage their own
admissions, then you need to complete the IYA/WSCCSMA form and as
many IYA/SMA forms as required.
Some schools, irrespective of who manages their admissions,
might also ask you to complete their own Supplementary Information
Form (SIF). A list of these schools is given in the supporting
documents below. These forms are available on the oversubscription criteria
2013/14 page or by contacting the school. This form
enables schools to gather additional information so applications
can be considered correctly against their oversubscription
2. Applying for a school place in another local
If you are applying for a school place in another local
authority in England you must contact that authority for advice
about their policies and procedures. They will tell you how to make
an application for a school in their area.
3. Applying for a school place from outside
If you are living in the UK, but outside England, please apply
for a West Sussex school by completing the relevant in-year
application form. If you are living outside the UK, please
contact your Pupil Admissions office for
advice on whether you are entitled to apply for a place in a West
Procedures for in-year admissions (PDF, 10 pages, 229KB)
List of schools that manage their own admissions (PDF, 1 page,
List of schools using a SIF (PDF, 2 pages, 47KB)
form: school-managed admissions (Word, 6 pages, 108KB)
IYA/WSCCMA form: WSCC-managed admissions (Word, 6 pages,
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