Starting School – September 2018

West Sussex County Council have issued a reminder that the application process for children due to start school in September 2018 will begin on Monday 2 October 2017.  WSCC no longer sends individual letters to parents and is relying on advertising the application arrangements as widely as possible.  The key points are:

  • Apply online at
  • Applications can be made between 2 October 2017 and 15 January 2018
  • Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2018
  • There is an Information for Parents booklet is available on the WSCC website
  • Further information is available by ringing 03330 142 903

It is important to make your application by the deadlines above – applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed and could mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. If you have any questions regarding the process please contact:


Richard Godsmark – Pupil Entitlement: Senior Admissions Officer

Care, Wellbeing & Education Directorate, Education & Skills

West Sussex County Council
Location: Pupil Admissions Team, 3rd Floor, County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH
Internal: 24062 – External: 0330 222 4062 E-mail:

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