STARTING SCHOOL 2021
The application process for children due to start school in September 2021 will open on 5th October 2020. West Sussex County Council no longer sends individual letters to parents but advertises the application process widely, including on social media.
Please apply for your child's school place using the online system at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions. Applications must be submitted by the national closing date of Friday 15th January 2021. The online system will be open on Monday 5th October 2020 at 9.00am.
Families who do not have access to the internet at home, free access has been arranged at all libraries and Children & 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.
At this present time we are not holding guided tours around the school, so please take a look at our virtual tour of the school on the front page of our website.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Donna Smith by emailing the school office or calling 01903 243945
Starting School 2021 - Welcome to Ferring Primary School
Hello and welcome to Ferring Primary School, we are so excited to meet you in September!
We are working really hard to make sure that transition this year will be the best that we can make it given current circumstances. Normally we would be inviting you into school to meet your new teacher, explore the classroom and get a feel for the school before you start in September. Unfortunately this year we are having to do things a little differently and our plans are constantly evolving as more guidance and information is shared with us from the Government. The children's wellbeing and safety is of the utmost importance to us at Ferring.
This part of the website will be updated with further information over the course of the next few weeks. We have also set up a dedicated email address for you to use should you have any questions or worries. This will be active throughout the summer holidays and checked regularly by myself. The school office email, whilst in use, will not be checked as regularly.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (please check spam/junk folders for emails from myself).
Mrs Wells- Italy (Reception) Class Teacher
Over the summer holidays I will be in school getting our classroom all ready for you to start in September. I've taken pictures of the classroom as it is at the moment and other areas of the school so that you can have a look before you join us!
Starting School Arrangements for September
This year, our transition from nursery to school will look a little different to normal. At the moment our plan is that the first full week in September (w.b:7th) is dedicated to 'Stay and Play' sessions and the following week (w.b:14th) is transition to school. Below is our current plan for September, it also includes the link to book your 'Stay and Play' morning sessions.
Below is a copy of the 'Starting Reception' newsletter that has been emailed out. You'll find lots of useful information inside, activities for your child and things you can do before your child starts school in September.