Admissions arrangements for September 2020

The process for applying for Y7 in September 2020 has now opened.

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 2020  has opened and the deadline to apply for a place is Thursday 31st October 2019. All on time application places will be offered to parents on 1st March 2020 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 on the 1st March 2020.

Our Open Evening was on Thursday 19 September 2019 and our Open Mornings are on Monday 23 September to Thursday 3 October 2019 (not on Fridays) at 9am. Booking a space to view the school on an Open Morning, is essential, please click here to go directly to the booking form.

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

You can read their step by step information here.

You can read WSCC checklist for applying for a school place here. Read about how West Sussex secondary places are allocated. Last year West Sussex dealt with an unusually high number of applications due to an increase in births in 2007/2008, so we have detailed the allocation data from the two years here for your reference:WS allocation data for BSW for 2018 and 19 snip

Our admission arrangements for 2020 – 21 are detailed here: Admissions Policy for 2020/21, the policy details the admission criteria applied to all applications.


In-Year admission arrangements for Y8 – Y11 from September 2019

The process for applying for other year groups Y8 – Y11 will be handled by Bohunt Worthing, as an in-year application. To apply please complete the  In Year Admission form for 2019 – 20

Our admission arrangements for 2019 – 20 are detailed here: Admissions Policy 2019/20