Admissions - Starting School

Making your decision

We believe it is essential that you gain as much information as possible to decide whether your child could thrive at Goring Church of England Primary School.

Do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01903 241175 or email if you have any further questions – a member of staff will be pleased to help you.

Please watch our virtual tour HERE and take a look around our website.

Application and Allocation of Places

In accordance with the 2002 Education Act, applications to the school will be made through the West Sussex County Council Admissions Office.

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The Admissions Team will inform the school of all those expressing a preference for the school.

The Governors’ Admission Panel will meet after the closing date for applications, to allocate places. If the school is oversubscribed, places will be offered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

The school will advise the WSCC Admissions Team of all allocated places.

The WSCC Admissions Team will write to parents to confirm the places allocated to children.

The schools Admissions Policy details the application process including arrangements for selection, oversubscription criteria and the appeals process.

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There has been a church school in the parish of St Mary's Goring since 1844, and the links between Goring School and St Mary's are still as strong as ever. If appropriate, please complete a Church Supported Application Form and return via the school office.

Church Supported Application Form

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