Handcross Primary


In common with most primary schools in the northern part of West Sussex, admission to Handcross Primary School is coordinated by a team based in Horsham.

Application should be made in writing or by telephone to:

Pupil Admissions Office
County Hall North
Chart Way
West Sussex
RH12 1XH

Telephone: 03330 142903
Fax: 01403 276460
Email: admissions.north@westsussex.gov.uk

Children are normally admitted to the school at the beginning of the school year in which they will be five. However, parents now have the right to decide if their child will start school in a Reception class on a full-time or part-time basis or defer entry to the term after they are 5 years old. It must be made clear though, that if a parent decides to defer entry until Year 1 they will have to reapply and may lose the place. Schools may recommend to parents that it may be appropriate for some children to start on a part-time basis e.g. children with summer birthdays, as long as they receive the full entitlement of 15 hours a week. Other children are ready for full-time school from the start. We operate a flexible system of entry very much based on the needs of each child; the Early Years Teacher and Headteacher are happy to consult with you on this matter after your child has made the initial visits to the school in the Summer term prior to September entry. 

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2020, the application deadline for Primary School places is  January 2020.

Please contact the school office on 01444 400291 if you wish to join one of our school tours. Please note places are limited. 

School Tour Dates Autumn 2020

Please contact the school office if you wish to join any of our school tours:

Tours by appointment - group tour dates TBC.

The deadline to apply for 2020 Reception places is 15th January 2020. Click here to visit the West Sussex County Council School Admissions web site.

Please keep the Admissions Team advised of any changes to your children‛s circumstances (change of name, address, school, etc.) to assist in the forward planning of school provision in West Sussex.