- Date Updated: 2021-09-17 09:53:54 -
Transitioning to High School

Useful Information

For those children currently in year 6, you can apply for a secondary school place from 9.00am on Monday 6 September 2021 until 11.59pm on Sunday 31 October 2021.

Further information can be found on the West Sussex website here:

Secondary School Applications

Many schools will hold be holding open days over the next few weeks. Please see the attached Leaflets for details regarding these.

We do not hold any links with these schools and are only providing these for information purposes.

If you have any difficulty in doing the application online please pop into the office where we can provide you with a paper copy to use.

Key dates when applying for a secondary school place.

Key dates and events for secondary school places.
Monday 6 September 2021
  • Secondary school applications open for September 2022.
  • Opportunity for parents/carers to start visiting schools.
Sunday 31 October 2021
  • Closing date for all secondary school applications at 11.59pm
  • In case of technical issues we strongly recommend you apply online and not delay your application until the last minute. If you choose to apply on a paper form, it is your responsibility to ensure the form arrives before the national closing date. Please ensure you specify your email address if you have one.
Friday 26 November 2021
  • Closing date for out of time applications made after the application deadline.
  • Closing date for receipt of evidence regarding a request to change preferences due to a genuine unforeseeable reason.
  • Closing date for receipt of evidence for house movers.
Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • Offer day - on-time online applicants notified which school their child has been offered by email.
  • Applicants who submitted a paper form will be emailed their allocation later this day if an email address was provided in the application. Applicants who do not have an email address will receive a letter in second class post.
Monday 28 March 2022 onwards
  • Late applications received on or after 27 November 2021 are processed and offers made.
  • Waiting lists will be established and places offered if they become available.
April to August 2022
  • Independent appeal panel hear appeals lodged by parents/carers.
September 2022

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