Handcross Primary

Admissions 2024/25

Thank you for showing an interest in joining our wonderful school.

Places have now been allocated for our reception class, if your child is due to start school in September 2024 and there is a waiting list.

If your child has been given a place, welcome! You will be invited to a new parent information session and your child will have some play sessions this term to help ensure the transition to school is smooth.

Most year groups are currently full, but do contact the school to see if we can accommodate you. We have a couple of spaces available. 

We are a vibrant school community where keeping "happy, safe and aiming high" is at the heart of everything we do. 

Please visit all areas of the website to find out more about our values and ethos and please contact the office if you would like to visit the school for parent tours. 

Please click on the link below to view our virtual school tour. 

Reception Tours for starting September 2025.

Please book a tour by contacting the school office on 01444 400291 if you have a child due to start Reception in September 2025 and spread the word about our wonderful school to your friends!

Our tour dates start in Autumn 2024, bookings open in September:

Friday 4th October at 9.30am

Tuesday 22nd October at 9.30am

Thursday 14th November at 9.30am

Tuesday 3rd December at 9.30am

Friday 10th January at 9.30am

Handcross Primary School Prospective Parents Virtual Tour

Our School Tour

Please look at the videos and information provided on our website to help you make your decision about applying to our school, or book a school tour. 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 due course.

Reception - Photo Tour

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 2025, the deadline to apply for 2025 Reception is in January 2025. Click here to visit the West Sussex County Council School Admissions web site for more information.

In-year admissions

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.

Applications should be made online, please contact the team below for more details:

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

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

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.


Appeals should be made to the admissions office, see details above. You can also access information and appeal online here:

 Admissions appeals