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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Secondary Admissions September 2021

This page includes core information for the current admissions year. The information includes key dates; how to get support with the admissions process; specific information and guidance from the Local Authority that supports and guide parents in the expectations of them; a checklist of actions that parents can follow to ensure they have followed the process as expected giving the best chance for their preferences being successful and finally overview information in the form of a leaflet and poster for the current year Secondary admissions process.

Key Dates

ALL families MUST have completed and submitted their application before 

Saturday 31st October 11:59p.m.

This decision and process is too important and can lead to very challenges circumstances for children when parents have not completed the application in time and let their own child down. Please seek to complete the application well before, at least one week, the final deadline to avoid anything frustrating the submission of your preference.

Once you have made your application - tell us.

Please use the online form below to confirm you have successfully submitted your secondary school application. It is expect to take less than five minutes to complete. It is important as we must ensure no child is left without a school place and the potential devastating consequence of this for the child often moving to a school out of area. Please follow this link to compete the form a new window (please do this if using a smaller device such as a phone or a tablet).

Reference Information



Admissions Support


For parents and families that may struggle for whatever reason with the admissions process, there is support available from this independent advice service. Please click the image opposite to read the leaflet.

Should you need any help guidance or support you would be welcome to contact us in the first instance to help answer any questions you might have:

01903 204141

Year 6 - Transfer to secondary school parent letter

This is a copy of a letter sent to all parents by schools buddy. It is posted here for reference.Click the image opposite to download the letter.


Final Checklist for applying for a school place


This checklist provided by West Sussex Local Authority will support and guide realistic preferences when applying for a school place. Click the image opposite to download the letter.


Secondary School Admission Leaflet

Please refer to this leaflet for an overview of important information relating to secondary school transition for this academic year. Click the image opposite to open in a new window.


Secondary School Admissions Poster

Click the image opposite to open in a new window.