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School admissions information, such as how to apply for a school place in West Sussex, moving between schools and admissions criteria.
Applications opened 7 September 2020:
Applications opened 5 October 2020:
Apply for a school place during the school year if you wish to change your child’s school (in-year admission).
Apply to start in the Reception year at a primary or infant school in September 2021.
Apply for your child to start Year 3 at junior school in September 2021.
Apply for your child to start Year 7 at secondary school in September 2021.
School places for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Apply for your child to be educated outside their normal year group.
Details on how to apply for a school place outside of West Sussex.
You can appeal for a place at your preferred school if it has not been offered to you and you have received the refusal in writing.
Search for and find out about the schools you're interested in.
Find your primary or secondary school catchment area.
Search for and apply to a sixth form or college.
Details of university technical colleges near West Sussex.
Criteria on how school places are allocated in West Sussex.
Information on waiting lists for a place at your preferred school.
Read the admissions and oversubscription criteria.
Guidance if you are moving house during an allocation round or after places have been allocated.
Details of school year groups and key stages.
Information on the child's address when applying for a school place.
Information on parental responsibility when applying for a school place.
How to request priority for a place at your preferred school.
Applying for a school place for looked after and previously looked after children.
Get help with travel to and from school, sixth form or college.
Pupil Admissions has two offices; find out which one you will need to contact.