Admissions

We are very proud of our school and are always happy to show prospective parents and children around.  If you would like to visit the school please contact the school office, who will organise a convenient time for a member of our Senior Leadership Team to give you a tour.

If you wish your child to join Portfield Primary Academy you should apply to:

Pupil Admission Team,
Education Office South,
Centenary House,
Durrington Lane,
Worthing,
West Sussex, BN13 2QB.

Tel: 01903 839141

A member of the team will consult with the Headteacher and Governors before making a decision regarding the application.

In common with other local primary schools, all children may be admitted at the beginning of the school year in which they will be five years of age. We consider each child as an individual and work with you and the early years setting your child attends in order to ensure the smoothest transfer possible.

Admission Arrangements for September 2017

In common with other local primary schools, all children may be admitted at the beginning of the school year in which they will be five years of age. We consider each child as an individual and work with you and the early years setting your child attends in order to ensure the smoothest transfer possible.

Early Years Admissions

Our admissions for Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception year) are still coordinated by West Sussex County Council admissions.

Contact details are available by accessing the West Sussex County Council website.

Admissions Criteria

Our admissions criteria are the same as all West Sussex schools. Preference for the Early Years in-take and, in cases of oversubscription, other year groups for this year is given in this order:

1.     Looked after children (children in public care) and previously looked after children

2.     Children who need a place for compelling and exceptional social, psychological or medical grounds (SEN Statement)

3.     Children who live in catchment with siblings at the school who will be there when they start

4.     Children who live in the catchment

5.     Children who live out of catchment with siblings at the school who will be there when they start

6.     Children who live out of catchment

In Year Admissions

Admissions for year groups other than Reception are co-ordinated by the school. For all admissions we strongly advise a visit to the school to meet the Headteacher. Please phone the school office to book an appointment.

Class sizes are set at a maximum of 30 and, because of the high demand for school places, for all in-year admissions we may ask to see proof of residence. This can take the form of tenancy agreements or utility bills in the name of anyone with legal parental responsibility for the child/children.