Initial Enquiry

We are very proud of our school and welcome the opportunity to show you around. If you are in the process of choosing a primary school for your child, please visit the school on our dedicated open mornings in the autumn term, which enable you to see the school in action and ask any questions you might have. If this is not possible, please phone the school office to make a separate appointment.

Gossops Green Approved Admissions Criteria for Entry 2019-20

Admissions Policy and Entry Criteria

Admission to this school is co-ordinated by a team based in Horsham.  Applications should be made to:
Pupil Admissions Team (Area C),
Adults and Children, Learning,
County Hall North,
Chartway,
Horsham,
RH12 1XA.  

Tel: 08450 751007.  
e-mail: admissions.north@westsussex.gov.uk.  

Please keep both that office and the school office advised of any changes to your children’s circumstances during their education (change of name, address, school etc) to assist in the forward planning of school provision for West Sussex. Further details relating to admissions can be found by clicking here.

Children in West Sussex can be admitted to school at the beginning of the academic year of their fifth birthday.  It will be at the parents’ discretion, in consultation with the class teacher and Principal, as to whether autumn entry into school is appropriate for children born in spring or summer, although it is unusual for parents to elect to delay.  If the decision is made to delay entry, a child’s place will not be put in jeopardy.


Induction for Pupils

We understand that starting school is a big step for both children and parents so have developed an induction programme which is designed to make this transition as smooth as possible. In the preceding summer term, children will be invited into school on at least two occasions to become familiar with the staff who will be working with them and their new classrooms. On one of these occasions, there will be an induction meeting for new parents, where members of the school leadership team will be available to discuss general school routines and to answer any queries parents may have.  New starters, with their parents, are also welcome to attend the annual summer fair and sports day so that they start to feel part of the wider school community.


Transport

Children under eight years of age, whose homes are more than two miles from school and who have been placed at Gossops Green by the admissions team because places are not available at their nearest school, are eligible to use a school taxi service or to claim a mileage allowance. This service is extended to children over eight years who live more than three miles away. All issues relating to transport matters for children attending this school are dealt with by the Transport Office based in County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RF.  They can be contacted on 01243 753530.