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.
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.
For pupils due to start primary school from September 2020 (those born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016), 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 2020 is Wednesday 15th January 2020. Parents will be notified of their child's school place on 16th April 2020. 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) Looked after children or children who were previously looked after
b) Children or families who have a serious medical, physical or psychological condition which makes it essential that the child attends Kingsham Primary School rather than any other. (Appropriate medical or psychological evidence must be provided in support.)
c) Children living in the catchment area of Kingsham Primary School who at the time of application have a sibling on the admissions register of Kingsham Primary School who will still be on roll at the time of the sibling’s admission.
d) Children living out of the catchment area of the school who at the time of the application have a sibling on the admissions register of Kingsham Primary School who will still be on roll at the time of the sibling’s admission.
e) Other children living in the catchment area of Kingsham Primary School
f) Children of staff members living in or out of the catchment area of Kingsham Primary School
g) 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 (b) 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
Telephone: 03330 142903
The timetable for Admissions Appeals can be found: Admissions Appeals 2019