Admissions - Reception Class September 2021


Admissions - Reception Class September 2021

Please note that applications closed on Friday 15th January 2021.  To apply after this date, you will need to complete the Local Authority late application form:

Starting school places - West Sussex County Council 


Thank you for your interest in St Wilfrid's

We hope that you have found our 'Prospective Parents' page useful and that you are considering our school for your 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 Atkin in the school office who will be happy help. 

Admissions: Reception Class September 2021

Your application should be submitted directly to the Local Authority - complete your application online at WSCC - starting school place.  

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:

If you are applying on church grounds an additional application from should be submitted directly to the St Wilfrid’s school office.

Admissions open: Monday 5th October 2020

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th January 2021.

Please note that applications received after the closing date are considered late and dealt with after all those received on time. 

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

COVID-19 Pandemic Statement July 2020

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 have been closed for public worship.  Following guidance from the Diocese of Chichester in conjunction with the Department for Education we have requested a variation to our Admissions Policy to clarify how church attendance will be considered.

This recommended 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.

Please note that these are the admissions arrangements that we will be using, in anticipation of the approval from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.