Admissions Information


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: September 2021

What do you need to do?

Your application should be submitted directly to the Local Authority.

If you are applying on church grounds an additional application form should be submitted directly to the St Wilfrid's school office (further details regarding this follows below).

When do applications close?

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

Further information regarding applications 

For applications submitted under criteria 3 or 4: If you wish to apply under criteria number 3 or 4, you will need to complete an additional St Wilfrid’s School Supplementary information form. This form is available on our website below. If you require a printed form, please contact our school office who will be able to assist you.

Completed forms should be returned to the school office, if applicable, by the Local Authority closing date of 15 January 2021. In addition: please complete your name and your child’s name on the Clergy Form and then give it to your Vicar / Minister for them to complete and return to the school. If you are moving into the area, a letter from your prior Vicar / Minister will be required. 

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.

When the application process is complete, the Local Authority will provide our Governing Body with a list of all applicants who have applied to our school. The Governing Body will then rank the applications in strict accordance with our Admissions policy. 

You must complete your application online at WSCC - starting school place.  

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

The deadline for all applications is 15th January 2021.

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. 
Information on West Sussex school places 
Starting School September 2021 Important Dates
  • Admissions open: Monday 5th October 2020
  • Applications close: Friday 15th January 2021
  • Offer day: Friday 16th April 2021

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.

In Year Admissions
Admissions: September 2020