Admissions - Reception Class September 2024

Thank you for your interest in St Wilfrid's

Starting school should be an exciting time for all children and at St Wilfrid's we recognise the privilege we have in supporting your child in taking their next step on their learning journey. 
Choosing a school is a very important decision and all parents and carers want to make sure they have all the information to make the right choices for their child.

Admissions information, what to do, and links to the relevant sites for submitting an application follow. If you have any questions, please call and speak to Mrs Webster or Mrs Batty in the school office who will be happy help. 


School Tours

When making your decision about your child's school, we know how important it is to visit and see the school in action. Therefore, we would like to invite you to join us on one of our upcoming school tours we hold over the next few months before the application deadline. Join Mr Hateley as he shows you around our school and talks to you about our vision, our values and our ambition for your child.


Our tours are at 9.30am on the following dates,

Tuesday 3rd October

Wednesday 4th October

Tuesday 10th October

Wednesday 11th October

Thursday 12th October

Tuesday 7th November

Thursday 9th November

Tuesday 14th November

Wednesday 15th November

Tuesday 9th January

Wednesday 10th January


Follow the link below to book your tour and please be aware we limit each tour to 7 families.

Please find a copy of our prospectus below.

Admissions: Reception Class September 2024 

In all cases your application should be submitted directly to the Local Authority.

If you are applying on church grounds an additional Supplementary Information Form must be submitted directly to the St Wilfrid’s school office. This is available to download below or to collect from the school office.

Admissions open: Monday 2nd October 2023

The closing date for applications is 11.59 p.m. 15th January 2024.


In case of technical issues, we strongly recommend your apply online and not delay your application until the last minute. If you choose to apply on paper form, it is your responsibility to ensure the form arrives before the national closing date.


Please also note that the St Wilfrid's Supplementary Information Form and Clergy Form must be returned to the school by the close of the school day on Monday 15th January 2024

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us. Additionally, if you feel that there any exceptional or compelling reasons why your application should be given preferential consideration, please contact us well before the application deadline.  This will enable us to advise you about the appropriate application processes and any supporting evidence that might be needed.


If you need to complete a paper West Sussex application form please contact the West Sussex Pupil Admissions team: Tel: 033 301 42903 or Email:


Applications received after the closing date are considered late and dealt with after all those received on time. 

If you require a printed form, please contact our school office who will be able to assist you.

COVID-19 Pandemic Statement

As for many church schools, regular attendance at public worship is part of our oversubscription criteria. Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches and other places of worship were closed for public worship.  Following guidance from the Diocese of Chichester in conjunction with the Department for Education we have clarified how church attendance will be considered.


This statement has therefore been added to our Admissions Policy:


In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.