As an academy school, East Preston Junior School is its own admissions authority.
The school admits up to 90 pupils each year into Year 3 and accepts applications at other times for pupils wishing to join the school.
Admissions are centrally managed as part of the West Sussex admissions process, and applications should be made via the county council’s online forms at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions.
Parents of pupils in Year 2 at an infant school will receive information about junior transfer during the autumn term. Applications must be made by January of each year, with places allocated in April for the following September. In the case that the school receives more than 90 applications in any year, places are allocated according to the oversubscription criteria which appear in our admissions policy.
If you are considering applying for a place at the school, then please do contact the school office to arrange a visit. You can also find informative videos on our New Families page.
Families may apply for a place at East Preston Junior School outside of the normal admissions process. These 'in-year admissions' are treated individually and are managed by the local authority on the school's behalf.
The school has a policy of organising each year group in class groups of up to 30 pupils, as we believe that this provides for an efficient use of resources while providing an effective education. Where applications are received which would take classes beyond this limit, a place will not normally be offered, but instead pupils' names will be added to a waiting list operated by West Sussex County Council.
In the event that the school receives more applications than it is possible to admit within this policy, or where more than one applicant is on the waiting list when a space becomes available, then places will be allocated using the same over-subscription criteria as set out in the admissions policies above.
In the event that a place is not offered at EPJS, parents are able to submit an appeal, which will be managed by West Sussex County Council. Further information is available on the WSCC website: