Release date: 8 January 2019
Parents with children due to start primary school in September are being reminded they only have a matter of days left to apply for a place.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 15 January 2019. Applications received after this date are far less likely to result in a place at one of your preferred schools.
Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 will be eligible to start primary or infant school in September this year.
Parents of children currently in Year 2 at infant school should also apply for a place at junior school by the 15 January deadline.
Richard Burrett, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at West Sussex County Council, said: “With only days remaining, I can’t stress enough the importance of completing your application in time so your child has the best chance of going to one of the schools for which you express a preference.”
The quickest and easiest way to apply is online
Free use of computers with internet access is available in all West Sussex libraries.Those unable to apply online can request a form by phoning 03330 142 903.
Parents can apply for up to three different schools and must place them in order of preference. A child is not automatically guaranteed a place in their catchment area school.
Those who miss the deadline for applications must still submit an application form as a child will not automatically be allocated a school.