Early Years Admissions 2020/21
Thank you for showing an interest in joining our wonderful school in September 2021. We are a vibrant school community where "keeping happy, safe and aiming high is at the heart of everything we do. Our whole school music video made in lock-down, showing our wonderful children, is an example of our community approach.
Please visit all areas of the website to find out more about our values and ethos.
Due to Covid-19 we are changing the way we offer parent tours.
Please click on the link below to view our virtual school tour.
Handcross Primary School Prospective Parents Virtual Tour
Our School Tour
Due to National Lockdown we do not currently have tour dates booked. Please watch our virtual school tour to give you a flavour of life at Handcross Primary School. You can also contact us to add your name to the waiting list. We we will contact you if this is possible in December/ January.
Tour dates to be confirmed
Tours will be for a maximum of 6 people in the hall then 2 small group tours with the Headteacher/ Early Years Leader. Please wear a mask and one person per household. Unfortunately the tours are for parent information only, please arrange alternative childcare for your children.
Alternatively, please look at the videos and information provided on our website to help you make your decision about applying to our school, we hope you agree that our school offers a fantastic experience, socially, emotionally and academically for every child. We hope to see you and your child joining our school in September 2021.
Reception - Photo Tour
Reception - Prospective Parents information Video
For more information on our Reception year group please head over to our EYFS Page
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.
Annual admission process
Children are normally admitted to the school at the beginning of the school year in which they will be five. 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 2021, the deadline to apply for 2020 Reception places is 15th January 2021. Click here to visit the West Sussex County Council School Admissions web site.
For parents looking to secure a place for their son/ daughter during the school year (any year group), you are kindly requested to contact WSCC Admissions team, who co-ordinate this process for us.
Please contact the school office on 01444 400291 if you wish to visit our school.
Application should be made in writing or by telephone to:
Pupil Admissions Office
County Hall North
Telephone: 03330 142903
Fax: 01403 276460
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.