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Admission of Pupils for September 2021

Chichester High School (a TKAT Academy) will admit students in accordance with The Schools Admissions Code 2012, Schools Admissions Appeals Code and West Sussex County Council’s current admissions guidelines.


For details on all Admissions and In-year Applications please apply directly to Chichester High School and call to arrange a visit.
Our contact at CHS is
Mrs Mercer.


The admission number for the school is 270.

 
The school will accordingly admit up to 270 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received.

Where the Academy is oversubscribed the following considerations will be made:

  1. Looked After Children (children in public care) and previously looked after children.
  2. Children who need a place at the school on exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds.
  3. Children who live within the catchment area with siblings already at the school who will still be attending when s/he starts.
  4. Other children who live in the catchment area.
  5. Children who live outside the catchment area with siblings already attending the school and who will still be there when s/he starts.
  6. Other children who live outside the catchment area.

In the case of oversubscription in any of the above categories, priority of placement is given to applicants who live nearest the school. Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in category ‘3’ above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between two children’s homes and the school is the same. This process will be independently verified.

Please note:

  1. Any child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will automatically be admitted to a school, under section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
  2. Parents/carers must provide written supporting evidence from an appropriately qualified person (usually a doctor or social worker) if they wish to apply under the exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds. The evidence should state clearly why the school asked for is the best one to meet the child’s specific needs. Letters from parents are not considered sufficient evidence.
    A panel of West Sussex senior education officers will decide whether the reasons expressed are sufficient to override the oversubscription criteria and allow admission on exceptional and compelling grounds and make recommendations to the governing body.
  3. The term ‘parent’ includes other legal guardians.
  4. A catchment area is a geographical area served by a specific school and defined on a map. Parents are informed of the catchment school for their home address. Maps are available from admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk
  5. Brothers or sisters may be half or step-siblings, adopted siblings or the child of the parent/carer’s partner but must be living permanently at the same address.
  6. Distances are measured in a straight line from school to home using Ordnance Survey address point data from a central point in each building.

Admission procedures are operated through West Sussex County Council. Further information is available from:

Pupil Admissions Office:

Tel:                   033 301 42903
Fax:                  01903 839214
E-mail:             admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk  
Website:          http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions

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The Admissions for Pupils for September 2020 was 300.

For further information about admissions in West Sussex
and the appeals procedure, please got the the West Sussex County Council School places page
here


Appeals for Year 7 - Academic Year, 2020-21

1st March 2021.

The offer of a place in a school will be given by West Sussex County Council, along with details of what you should do now.

29th March 2021.

If you do not want the school to which you have been allocated a place and wish to appeal for a place at Chichester High School then this is the date by which an appeal should be sent to this school.

Your appeal may be submitted any time after 1st March 2021. 

You should have been provided with an appeal form with your letter from West Sussex County Council offering a school place, which you must complete and return to this school. If you do not have the form, you can request one from West Sussex County Council or from this school.

In addition, you are advised to request to the school/ West Sussex County Council that your child be placed on the school’s waiting list since some places offered will inevitably be declined.

Places that are not required are re-allocated according to the school’s over-subscription criteria.

You should have been provided with a waiting list application form with your letter offering a school place.

Timetable for Appeals.

Your appeal will be heard at what is called a Hearing, within a time scale of 40 school days from 29th March 2021. It is likely to be heard in mid-June.

All other appeals known as ‘in-year’ casual admissions and those for Year 7 submitted after 29th March will be heard within 30 school working days of submitting the request.

Your appeal request should state your reasons for your request and any additional information/documentation/appendices should be submitted five days before the Hearing to allow time for it to be copied and distributed to all the interested parties.

At least 10 working days before your appeal, unless you choose to waive this right, you will be sent detailed information regarding the process and also the date, time, place and names of the independent panel members who will hear the appeal.

The school is unable to guarantee that any original work/evidence/folders, submitted as part of the appeal, will be returned. Appellants may wish to submit copies in advance and then take important original documents verifying evidence to the appeal. 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office 




Admission of Pupils for September 2020-21

Chichester High School (a TKAT Academy) will admit students in accordance with The Schools Admissions Code 2012, Schools Admissions Appeals Code and West Sussex County Council’s current admissions guidelines.

 

For details on all Admissions and In-year Applications please apply directly to Chichester High School and call to arrange a visit.
Our contact at CHS is
Mrs Mercer.


The admission number for the school is 270.  

The school will accordingly admit up to 270 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received.

Where the Academy is oversubscribed the following considerations will be made:

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

  2. Children who need a place at the school on exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds.

  3. Children who live within the catchment area with siblings already at the school who will still be attending when s/he starts.

  4. Other children who live in the catchment area.

  5. Children who live outside the catchment area with brothers already attending the school and who will still be there when s/he starts.

  6. Other children who live outside the catchment area.

In the case of oversubscription in any of the above categories, priority of placement is given to applicants who live nearest the school. Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in category ‘3’ above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between two children’s homes and the school is the same. This process will be independently verified.

Please note:

  1. Any child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school will automatically be admitted to a school, under section 324 of the Education Act 1996.

  2. Parents/carers must provide written supporting evidence from an appropriately qualified person (usually a doctor or social worker) if they wish to apply under the exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds. The evidence should state clearly why the school asked for is the best one to meet the child’s specific needs. Letters from parents are not considered sufficient evidence.
    A panel of West Sussex senior education officers will decide whether the reasons expressed are sufficient to override the oversubscription criteria and allow admission on exceptional and compelling grounds and make recommendations to the governing body.

  3. The term ‘parent’ includes other legal guardians.

  4. A catchment area is a geographical area served by a specific school and defined on a map. Parents are informed of the catchment school for their home address. Maps are available from admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk.

  5. Brothers or sisters may be half or step-siblings, adopted siblings or the child of the parent/carer’s partner but must be living permanently at the same address.

  6. Distances are measured in a straight line from school to home using Ordnance Survey address point data from a central point in each building.

Admission procedures are operated through West Sussex County Council. Further information is available from:

Pupil Admissions Office:

Tel:                   033 301 42903
Fax:                  01903 839214

E-mail:             admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk  
Website:          http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions

Privacy notice - Data Protection

The Admissions for Pupils for September 2019 was 270.  We were oversubscribed.

For further information about admissions in West Sussex
and the appeals procedure, please go to the the West Sussex County Council School places page
here