Applying for a place at the Academy

Blackthorns Community Primary Academy welcomes all applications for prospective new pupils. Most pupils join at the start of reception, during the Admissions Round.

If you would like to apply for your child to join us outside of the Admissions Round, you can make an In-year Application. Details of both can be found on this page.

Need additional help?

unable to complete an online application?

Phone West Sussex County Council on 03330 142 903


Reception Admissions (Admissions Round)

Admissions Round applications are made direct to West Sussex County Council (WSCC) using their application form. Please do not apply through the Academy directly.

The deadlines for the 2022-2023 academic year admissions round are:

Admissions applications open: October 2021
Closing date for applications: 15 January 2022
Allocation letters and emails sent out: 19 April 2022
Induction days: Summer term 2022

Need help? Phone West Sussex County Council on 03330 142 903

Applications for children of staff members

If you are staff member making an application in one of the qualifying categories (ie have worked at the academy for 2 years or were recruited to a post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage) you must also complete the Supplementary Information Form. Please complete this online form or print and complete the form and submit it to the academy office.