Admissions Policy 2025/26 - Consultation.
You can find details below regarding the consultation to make changes to the Worthing High School Admissions Policy for 2025/2026 (entry to school wef September 2025).
Transfer From Primary to Secondary School
Although Worthing High School is an academy, admissions are still the responsibility of West Sussex County Council.
Applications can be made either on-line or through their offices at:
Pupil Admissions Admissions Office
Telephone: 0845 075 1007
Under the Education Act parents or carers can express a preference for any school but do not have the right to choose a school. West Sussex Education Authority does however make every effort to meet parental preference where possible.
The application process for children due to transfer to secondary school starts in September each year. All West Sussex resident parents must complete an application for a secondary school place by the closing date detailed on the West Sussex County Council admissions page.
Full details of how to apply, including deadline dates, a link to the on line application process can be found on the West Sussex County Council website CLICK HERE .
Please note that parents resident outside West Sussex will need to apply direct to the relevant local authority for their home address.
In Year Applications
For in year applications, outside of the transfer from Primary to Secondary, please feel free to contact the school directly for information.
We are our Own Admissions Authority (OAA). For Applications forms can be obtained by contacting the schools Admissions Office either by telephone 01903 237864 or email email@example.com. On receipt all applications are considered and a response will be given in writing with 10 school days during school term time. Applications received during the school holidays will be dealt with at the beginning of the next term after receipt. In the case that we are unable to offer a place a written response will be made usually via email and details will be provided about the right to appeal. The Admissions Policy for the school can be found on the website or a copy can be requested using the contact details for the school given above.
Worthing High School is keen to welcome prospective new students to tour the school by individual appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
In the event of oversubscription, Worthing High School will maintain waiting lists for all year groups in accordance with the school's oversubscription criteria. Please refer to our Admissions Policy below.
Admission Appeals will be considered by an Independent Appeals Panel organised by West Sussex County Council on behalf of the school. Appeals for Year 7 places for September 2024 will be held in May 2024. Dates will be confirmed nearer the time.