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Ashington Church of England School is in the Southern Area of the authority of West Sussex County Council.

The name and address of the Education Office (Southern Area) is:

Area Education Office (South)
Centenary House
West Sussex
BN13 2QB

Tel: 03330 142 903

Click here for further information about general enquiries on School Admission.​


Starting school at Ashington CE Primary School. 


The application process for children due to start school in September 2022 will open on 4th October 2021.  As you are aware West Sussex County Council no longer sends individual letters to parents but advertises the application arrangements widely, including on social media. These arrangements have worked well and reduced the number of late applications.

As in recent years, parents are being encouraged to apply for their child’s school place using the online system at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions. Applications must be submitted by the national closing date of Saturday 15 January 2022. The online system will open on Monday 4 October 2021 at 9.00 am.

For parents who do not have access to the Internet at home, free access has been arranged at all libraries and Children and Family Centres within West Sussex. 

Parents resident in West Sussex must complete an official West Sussex County Council application in order to apply for a school place. 

Parents resident outside West Sussex will need to apply through the relevant local authority for their home address. They cannot apply on the West Sussex website and should be directed to their own local authority for information on how to apply.


Paper forms will only be issued to parents who cannot apply online. Any parent who chooses to complete a paper form must return it to any local West Sussex school (or direct to us by recorded delivery) by Saturday 15 January 2022. Any application form that is received after this date will be considered as a late application and will not be processed until after all applications that are received before the deadline.                                                  

What happens if a child does not make an application?

The national closing date is 15 January 2022 and all parents should make an application by this date.  Applications not made by the closing date cannot be considered until after all other applications have been considered. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. 

Please view a virtual tour of the Reception class below.


Reception Bear Class Virtual Tour.mov
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