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. 


Please find a copy of our prospectus below.

Admissions: Reception Class September 2024 


Applications closed on 15th January 2024. To apply now you will need to complete the late application form on the West Sussex website:


Starting school places - Applying after the closing date


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.

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.