Admission arrangements

Admissions arrangements for September 2019

The process for applying for Y7 in September 2019 will open in September 2018. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 31 October 2017.

Our Open Evening is on Thursday 27 September 2018 at 6 – 9pm and our Open Mornings are on Monday 1 to Thursday 4 October 2018. We will be taking bookings for the open mornings in September, please check back here after the summer holiday to book online.

The school operates its admission arrangements as part of the coordinated admission scheme operated by West Sussex County Council. All parents are encouraged to apply using the online application system at

Admission to the school at age of transfer in September is handled by the West Sussex County Council Pupil Admissions Service. The admission process for starting in September 2019 will open in September 2018 and the deadline to apply for a place will be Wednesday 31st October 2018. All on time application places will be offered to parents in March 2010 and the Pupil Admissions Service will then deal with late applications. For more information, you can email them at All main round offers for Y7 Secondary places are handled by West Sussex Pupil Admissions and then we then admit a student based on their offer.

You can read about WSCC Admission arrangements for 2019/20 here, and please check back in September 2018 once the application process is open to read the latest WSCC admission guide.


The process for applying for other year groups Y8 – Y11 in September 2018 will be handled by Bohunt Worthing, as an in-year application. The In Year Admission form for 2018 – 19 will be available here in September 2018. The process will be as detailed below for 2017/18 in year admissions.

Our admission arrangements for 2018 – 19 are detailed here: Admissions Policy 2018 19

For information: you can download the current guide from WSCC for September 2018 admission WSCC Information for Parents Booklet – Secondary Transfer September 2018. You can also read their useful leaflet about transferring to secondary school. The updated information for September 2019 admission will be available from September 2018.



In Year Admissions for 2017/18 are handled directly by the school. If you wish to apply now for a place during this academic year the first step is to complete an in-year application form, you can download the BSW In Year Admission Form 2017 -18 and send it to us at

Places are offered based on adhering to the following admission criteria:

  1. Looked after children
  2. Children with medical or social issues
  3. Children of staff
  4. Children in Worthing, with siblings already in school, by closest distance first
  5. Children in Worthing, no siblings already in school, by closest distance first
  6. Children outside Worthing, with siblings already in school, by closest distance first
  7. Children outside Worthing, no siblings already in school, by closest distance first

Please refer to our Admissions Policy 2017 18 for our school admission arrangements for 2017 – 18.

Click here to read our ‘Guide to Successful Transition 2017/ 18’ into Bohunt School Worthing.