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New parent tours for October 2024 starters

We will be holding new parent tours for children due to start school in September 2024 on certain Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10am throughout the 2023 Autumn term (excluding the half-term holiday of w/c 23rd October and the last week of term on w/c 11th December). To book a place on one of the tours please contact the school office on 01273 842549.

The Local Education Authority Admissions Team at West Sussex County Council deal with all admissions to our school and can be contacted on 03330 142 903 or by e-mail at  Admissions appeals are also managed by West Sussex County Council.

The school follows the Local Education Authority’s policy and arrangements for admission, common to all Community schools in West Sussex.

Full information about starting school can be found on the West Sussex County Council website here.

To see the school admissions criteria and how school places are allocated for West Sussex County Council please click here.

For West Sussex County Council admissions policies please click here.

Children who are seven years old by the 31st of August transfer to junior school at the start of the autumn term. The majority of the children from Hassocks Infant School transfer to The Windmills Junior School, which shares a site in Dale Avenue with Downlands Community School.

Staring School in September 2024 information:

The application process for children due to start school in September 2024 will open at 9am on Monday 2nd October 2023.  West Sussex County Council do not send individual letters to parents and carers but advertises the application arrangements widely, including on social media. If your child attends an Early Year's setting or pre-school they will be able to provide you with further information on the process.

As in recent years, parents and carers are being encouraged to apply for their child’s school place using the online system at West Sussex Admissions. Applications must be submitted by the national closing date of Monday 15th January 2024.

Please see the West Sussex County Council admissions information below.

Transferring to Junior school in September 2024 information:

If your child is currently in Year 2 and is due to transfer to junior school in September 2024 the application process will open at 9am on Monday 2nd October 2023. 

You are encouraged to apply online here. Applications must be submitted by the national closing date of Monday 15th January 2024. If you do not have the internet at home, free internet access has been arranged for everyone completing an application at all libraries and Children and Family Centres within West Sussex.

Should you have any questions about the process or need any help completing application forms please do get in touch with the school office on 01273 842549 or at: