Initial Enquiry

We are very proud of our school and welcome the opportunity to show you around. You are also welcome to join our Open Mornings every Tuesday in October. If you are in the process of choosing a primary school for your child please contact the school and make an appointment; there will always be someone available to take you on a tour.

Admissions Policy and Entry Procedure

Admission to this school is co-ordinated by a team based in Horsham.  Application should be made to the Pupil Admissions Team (Area C), Adults and Children, Learning, County Hall North, Chartway, Horsham, RH12 1XA.  

Click here for our Admissions policy.

Tel: 08450 751007.

Please keep both that office and the school office advised of any changes to your children’s circumstances during their education (change of name, address, school etc) to assist in the forward planning of school provision for West Sussex. Further details relating to admissions can be found by clicking here.

Children in West Sussex can be admitted to school at the beginning of the academic year of their fifth birthday.  It will be at the parents’ discretion, in consultation with the class teacher and headteacher, as to whether Autumn entry into school is appropriate for children born in Spring or Summer, although it is unusual for parents to elect to delay.  If the decision is made to delay entry, a child’s place will not be put in jeopardy.  

Induction for Pupils

In the preceding Summer term, the Early Years Department (EYD) teachers will visit the main pre-school groups which have children joining Waterfield Primary School the following September.  Children will also be invited to join the EYD classes for an afternoon and during that time, Miss Newman will meet parents to discuss general school routines and to answer any queries parents may have.  EYD children will also be invited to join part of ‘moving up morning’ when the whole school spends a morning in their ‘new class’.  At the end of the session, parents will collect their children from the main entrance, as some of their usual exits are used for school lunches for older children at that time.

Waterfield Primary School staff will liaise closely with all feeder units to ensure that the transition to ‘big school’ is as smooth as possible.


Children under eight years of age, whose homes are more than two miles from school and who have been placed at Waterfield Primary School by the admissions team because places are not available at their nearest school, are eligible to use a school taxi service or to claim a mileage allowance. This service is extended to children over eight years who live more than three miles away. All issues relating to transport matters for children attending this school are dealt with by the Transport Office based in County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RF.  They can be contacted on 01243-753530.

School admissions consultation 2021 – 2022

The Collegiate Trust is the admissions authority for Waterfield Primary School.

It is a statutory requirement, in line with the Schools Admissions Code, December 2014, that admission authorities must consult when admission arrangements are changed or if they have not been consulted on within the last 7 years.

The Collegiate Trust is not proposing any changes to the admissions criteria for Waterfield Primary School but is consulting to ensure we are abiding by the statutory arrangements.

The consultation of the admissions arrangements for Waterfield Primary School will be open from 4th November until 16 December 2019.

The link here will give you access to the 2021-2022 admissions arrangements for Waterfield Primary School.

If you have any comments on these arrangements, please complete the form through the link below