Fairway Infant School


The admissions policy of this school complies with current policy in West Sussex. Admission to the school is co-ordinated by the Pupil Admission Team based in Horsham. 


The West Sussex County Council website contains detailed information about the application and allocation process. Parents need to visit the website for detailed guidance on each part of the application process.


Follow this link to go to  West Sussex School Admissions


It is the responsibility of parents or cares to apply for a school place.  You do not need to have a letter from the County Council.

Key Dates for Applying for Primary, Infant and Junior Places for September 2022

Please keep the Pupil Admissions Office advised of any changes to your child’s circumstances (change of name, address, school etc.) to assist in the forward planning of school provision for West Sussex. Further details can be found on the West Sussex County Council website.


The Pupil Admission Team is based at:

Pupil Admissions Office
County Hall North
West Sussex
RH12 1XA

Telephone: 03330 142903




If you live outside West Sussex and wish to apply for a place, you must apply through your home LA. 


Applying for a place outside this time scale

If you move into a catchment area outside this time scale there is no guarantee that a place will be available at the local school. You are advised to contact the Admissions Office at West Sussex directly to discuss the availability of places. You will be asked to supply proof of your child’s age and proof of your new address.  When you are offered a place you will be expected to take up the place within approximately 10 school days. 


SEND School Places


Most children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities do not have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and attend a mainstream school or college. If your child does not have an EHCP then you should apply for a school place online in the usual way.

For children who do have an EHCP the Special Educational Needs Assessment Team (SENAT) try to arrange placements earlier in the year than other pupils, so that they can take account of specific needs and the preferred choice of school or college.

Full details of how to apply for a SEND place and details of Special Schools can be found on the WSCC website.



Transport matters for children attending this school are dealt with by the Transport Co-ordination Group based in County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RF. They can be contacted on 01243 753530 or

Details of the transport provision can be found on the West Sussex County Council website. 


Transfer to Junior School 

In your child’s final year at Fairway Infant School (Year 2) you will be sent details of how to apply for a place at Junior School.  This will be sent out via Fairway Infant School.    Online applications can be made from October in the year your child is in Year 2 for entry to Junior school (Year 3).


For the purposes of Admissions Fairway and Copthorne Junior Schools are “linked schools”.  This means that pupils in Year 2 at Fairway should  be offered a place for Year 3 at Copthorne CE Junior School, although this will depend on the number of other applications considered against the school’s admissions criteria.


Parents and carers are responsible for making sure they apply for a place at the Junior school and meet the deadlines set by their Local Authority.