Admissions

Admission of Pupils for September 2018

Chichester High School (a TKAT Academy) will admit students in accordance with The Schools Admissions Code 2012, Schools Admissions Appeals Code and West Sussex County Council’s current admissions guidelines.

The admission number for the school is 270.  
The school will accordingly admit up to 270 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received.

Where the Academy is oversubscribed the following considerations will be made:

  1. Looked After Children (children in public care) and previously looked after children.
  2. Children who need a place at the school on exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds.
  3. Children who live within the catchment area with siblings already at the school who will still be attending when s/he starts.
  4. Other children who live in the catchment area.
  5. Children who live outside the catchment area with brothers already attending the school and who will still be there when s/he starts.
  6. Other children who live outside the catchment area.

In the case of oversubscription in any of the above categories, priority of placement is given to applicants who live nearest the school. Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in category ‘3’ above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between two children’s homes and the school is the same. This process will be independently verified.

Please note:

  1. Any child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will automatically be admitted to a school, under section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
  2. Parents/carers must provide written supporting evidence from an appropriately qualified person (usually a doctor or social worker) if they wish to apply under the exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds. The evidence should state clearly why the school asked for is the best one to meet the child’s specific needs. Letters from parents are not considered sufficient evidence.
    A panel of West Sussex senior education officers will decide whether the reasons expressed are sufficient to override the oversubscription criteria and allow admission on exceptional and compelling grounds and make recommendations to the governing body.
  3. The term ‘parent’ includes other legal guardians.
  4. A catchment area is a geographical area served by a specific school and defined on a map. Parents are informed of the catchment school for their home address. Maps are available from admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk.
  5. Brothers or sisters may be half or step-siblings, adopted siblings or the child of the parent/carer’s partner but must be living permanently at the same address.
  6. Distances are measured in a straight line from school to home using Ordnance Survey address point data from a central point in each building.

Admission procedures are operated through West Sussex County Council. Further information is available from:

Pupil Admissions Office:

Tel:                   033 301 42903
Fax:                  01903 839214
E-mail:             admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk  
Website:          http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions

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