Initial Enquiry

We are very proud of our school and welcome the opportunity to show you around. If you are in the process of choosing a primary school for your child, please watch the video above, which will hopefully enable you to see the school in action and please phone the school office should you have any questions or wish to come and see us in person.

Is your child starting school in September 2024?

If you are considering Gossops Green for your child then we would be pleased to welcome you to look around where you will get to meet some of the school staff, hear about our amazing school and get a tour of the Reception area. We have open events on the following days and times: 

Please contact the school office on 01293 525449 or to book your place. 


Reception Admissions for September 2024
Gossops Green Approved Admissions Criteria for Entry 2024-25

Admissions must be submitted by 15th January 2024. National Offers day is 16th April 2024. You will receive an offer of a Reception place directly from the Local Authority in which you live.
Please note Gossops Green Primary School are unable to answer any queries about the waiting list until the list is received from the local authority at the end of April 2024.

Reception Admissions for September 2023
Gossops Green Approved Admissions Criteria for Entry 2023-24

If you have been offered a place at Gossops Green Primary School for September 2023:

Congratulations! You must now accept or decline the place through your local authority. If you have been offered a Reception place, there is a dedicated page for you on this website from the main menu.

If you have not been offered a place at Gossops Green Primary School:

We hope you are happy with the school that you have been offered. If, however, you wish to appeal the decision not to offer a place at Gossops Green Primary School, please see information here on how to submit an appeal for a place in Reception.


Admissions Entry Criteria

Admission to this school is co-ordinated by a team based in Horsham.  Applications should be made to:

Pupil Admissions Team (Area C),
Adults and Children, Learning,
County Hall North,
RH12 1XA.

Tel: 03330 142903

Please keep both that office and the school office advised of any changes to your children’s circumstances during their education (change of name, address, school etc) to assist in the forward planning of school provision for West Sussex. Further details relating to admissions can be found by clicking here.

Children in West Sussex can be admitted to school at the beginning of the academic year of their fifth birthday.  It will be at the parents’ discretion, in consultation with the class teacher and Principal, as to whether autumn entry into school is appropriate for children born in spring or summer, although it is unusual for parents to elect to delay.  If the decision is made to delay entry, a child’s place will not be put in jeopardy.

Applications for places must be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by West Sussex county Council or the area in which you live.

In-year Admissions

In-year admissions are managed by West Sussex County Council and information to access this can be found here

If you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer a place in Years R-6, please contact the Governance Manager at The Collegiate Trust for an appeals form.  You will need to set out the grounds for your appeal.  Forms submitted without this information will not be accepted.

Induction for Pupils

We understand that starting school is a big step for both children and parents so have developed an induction programme which is designed to make this transition as smooth as possible. In the preceding summer term, children will be invited into school on at least two occasions to become familiar with the staff who will be working with them and their new classrooms. On one of these occasions, there will be an induction meeting for new parents, where members of the school leadership team will be available to discuss general school routines and to answer any queries parents may have.  


Children under eight years of age, whose homes are more than two miles from school and who have been placed at Gossops Green by the admissions team because places are not available at their nearest school, are eligible to use a school taxi service or to claim a mileage allowance. This service is extended to children over eight years who live more than three miles away. All issues relating to transport matters for children attending this school are dealt with by the Transport Office based in County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RF.  They can be contacted on 01243 753530.