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Local Authority Contact Details:
West Sussex County Council Pupil Admissions Office, County Hall North, Chartway, Horsham, RH12 1XH 

Tel:  0330 222 4888
Email:  admissions.north@westsussex.gov.uk 

Year 7 Admissions for September 2024 (Transition from Primary School)

Admissions Timeline 2023/2024

  • Monday 4 September 2023
    Secondary school applications open for September 2024.
    Opportunity for parents/carers to start visiting schools.
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023
    Closing date for all secondary school applications at 11:59pm
    In case of technical issues we strongly recommend you apply online and not delay your application until the last minute. If you choose to apply on a paper form, it is your responsibility to ensure the form arrives before the national closing date. Please ensure you specify your email address if you have one.
  • Monday 27 November 2023
    Closing date for out of time applications made after the application deadline.
    Closing date for receipt of evidence regarding a request to change preferences due to a genuine unforeseeable reason.
    Closing date for receipt of evidence for house movers 
  • Friday 1 March 2024
    Offer day - on-time online applicants notified which school their child has been offered by email. Applicants who submitted a paper form will be emailed their allocation later this day if an email address was provided in the application. Applicants who do not have an email address will receive a letter by second class post.
  • Thursday 2 April 2024 onwards
    Late applications received on or after 28 November 2023 are processed and offers made.
    Waiting lists will be established and places offered if they become available.
  • April to August 2024
    Independent appeal panel hear appeals lodged by parents/carers.
  • September 2024
    New term starts

Further Information

The WSCC webpage on Applying for Secondary School Places contains a great deal of useful information in addition.

For more information about Tanbridge House School please click on the link below.

Welcome to Tanbridge House School Booklet

For any Year 7 Transition enquiries please email transitions@ths.uk.net

For any School Admission enquiries please email schooladmissions@ths.uk.net

In Year Admissions

Admission enquiries and applications for school places outside the primary school transfer process should be directed in the first instance to the Local Authority (WSCC).  This includes queries regarding Appeals, Waiting Lists and Catchment Areas. Contact details can be found above.

Please see the WSCC webpage on Moving Schools for more information.

Summary of Admission Processes

Application process   

How parents can apply through their local authority

Selection criteria 

Over-subscription criteria 

School’s admissions number (PAN) – 300

Admissions arrangements for disabled students

Information for Prospective Parents

Admissions (ID 1028)