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Starting School

Admission to school is managed by the Pupil Admissions Office at West Sussex County Council on behalf of the School.

Parents may apply online through ‘West Sussex – Admissions‘.

This means that instead of applying separately to different schools’ parents can use a single application form to express their preferences. Applications for school must be made via the West Sussex Admissions. Children are normally admitted to the school in September at the beginning of the school year in which they reach their fifth birthday. From the age of 5 years children are of statutory school age and must attend school full-time. At the start of the autumn term not all children in their Reception Year are of statutory school age however are entitled to attend school on either a part-time or full-time basis if the parent wishes. Starting school is an important and significant event in a young child’s life and we aim to ensure this is a positive experience for the child and parent. In order to support a positive start, we recommend a short induction period which enables staff to provide individualised support for each child starting school.

We are pleased to receive applications for all children regardless of gender, race, or special needs. Children with Special Educational Needs or disabilities are treated no less favourably than other applicants for admission to school.  All applications must be made through the Pupils Admissions Office. 

The admission of children who have an Education Health Care Plan is undertaken in liaison with the Special Education Assessment Team, which is part of the West Sussex Learning Service.  The Fair Access & Inclusion Team may also be involved in the arrangements for some pupils.

In Year Admissions

Admissions to The Mill Primary School at any point other than Reception Year are also managed by West Sussex County Council.

Oversubscription

The oversubscription criteria apply when the school receives more applications than its admission number of 90.  Please see our Admission Policy and Appeals Policy for further information.

Please watch our school promotional video for a virtual tour of The Mill Primary Academy.

 

Curriculum
Our curriculum is bespoke to us and is driven by the fact that we want children to leave the Mill secure in their own identity; familiar with their own community and sense of family; skilled in making connections with friends and the wider world.
Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. We continuously reflect on the best practice there is available in order to have the greatest impact.
Newsletters
Our regular newsletters are one of many ways that we celebrate their amazing successes, hard work and adventures. We always love to share how 'Forever Proud' we are of the children in The Mill community.