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Kingsham Primary School

If you would like to book a tour to come and see the school please call the School Office on 01243 784046 and we will be happy to book you in and guide you through the admissions process.

Applying for a place at our school

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is the admission authority for Kingsham Primary School. All academies within the Trust participate in the co-ordinated admission arrangements operated by the local authority where they are located therefore our admissions procedure is the responsibility of West Sussex County Council. This means that you apply to them and the offer of a place is made in writing by them. Our pupil admission number (the maximum pupils we can take in one year) is 45.

WSCC website link to apply for a school place to start school

WSCC website link to apply for a school place to transfer schools

Applicants living in West Sussex should apply on-line via the WSCC website or through the admissions department for the county in which they live.

Reception School Places

For pupils due to start primary school from September 2018 (those born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014), parents should receive a letter soon after the start of the Autumn term setting out the dates that applications will be open.

Parents are encouraged to apply online via the WSCC website. The deadline for applications for pupils due to start school in September 2018 is Monday 15th January. Parents will be notified of their child's school place on 16th April 2018. Any applications received after this date will be considered when on time applications have been allocated. 

Once you have been offered a place at our school in the Foundation Stage, you will receive further information about the school via a ‘Parents Information Meeting’. The Early Years Foundation Stage Team fully involve families in the children’s induction arranging transition visits for the children, meetings with nursery staff and parents, a staggered start for the children, daily ‘drop in’ sessions, half-termly ‘Stay and Play’ sessions and weekly opportunities for parents to celebrate their child’s learning with the staff. 


If the year group is oversubscribed, the following priorities will be used to decide to which children places will be offered:

(a) Children who need a place at the school on exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds or children with a statement of special educational needs naming the school. (See note below);

(b) Children with brothers or sisters already at the school who will still be there when the child starts, all of whom live within the catchment area (brothers or sisters may be half or step-siblings but must be living permanently at the same address);

(c) Other children who live in the catchment area;

(d) Children with brothers or sisters already at the school who will still be there when the child starts, who do not live within the catchment area;

(e) Other children

In the case of over-subscription in any category, priority is given to applicants who live nearest the school (measured by a straight line from school to the child's home address, using Ordnance Survey address point data).

NOTE: In category (a) unless a child has a statement of SEN or Education, Health and Care Plan naming the school, parents must provide a letter from a qualified person (usually a doctor or social worker) stating clearly why it is essential that the child attend that particular school so that the Director of Education and the Arts may take a decision.

Further information can be found by contacting the school office or WSCC Admissions:

Education Office (South)
Pupil Admissions Office
Centenary House,
Durrington Lane,
BN13 2QB

Telephone: 03330 142903

Admissions & Appeal Arrangements

The timetable for Admissions Appeals can be found on page 3 of the document below. Further information can also be found on the Academy Trust’s website.

Admission Consultation for 2019-2020 admissions

The Governing Body propose to make to the admissions arrangements with effect from the 2019/20 year of entry.

We would like to propose the following oversubscription criteria. Changes proposed to the existing criteria are marked *

  1. Looked after children.
  2. Children or families who have a serious medical, physical or psychological condition.
  3. Children living in the catchment area of the school who have a sibling on admission.
  4. *Children living out of the catchment area who have a sibling on admission.
  5. *Other children living in the catchment area.
  6. *Children of staff members living in or out of the catchment area.
  7. Other children.

If you have any comments on these proposals please write to Mrs J Whall, Business Manager, at the Academy address; or email to by 15 January 2018.

The full proposed criteria can be found below.