Parents of Worthing children who start school for the first time next September, or who are transferring to junior or secondary school, are urged not to leave their applications until the last minute.
Online applications are now open and can be submitted to West Sussex County Council for places at primary, junior, intermediate or secondary schools. Applying online is quick and easy, and allows parents to receive details of the school they have been offered by e-mail.
Parents should have received a letter from the County Council if their child is due to start or move school in September 2015, but they do not need the letter to apply for a place.
Further information is available. Parents who do not have internet access, but have an email address, can apply for free at a West Sussex Library or Children and Family Centre, where staff can offer assistance if needed.
Parents can express a preference of up to three schools for their child. If they wish their child to be considered for their catchment school they must list this as one of their three preferences.
The deadline for applying for intermediate and secondary schools is Friday October 31st.
The deadline for applying for starting school and junior schools is Thursday January 15th 2015.
Changes to the age at which children transfer to a different school in Worthing come into effect from September 2015. This means that all Worthing middle and primary school children currently in Years 6 and 7 must make an application for a secondary school place.
In addition, changes are also being made to the first school system in Worthing. West Sussex County Council will be contacting all parents affected by these changes to let them know what they need to do.