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Applying for a place at the Academy

Desmond Anderson 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.

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WSCC Guidance
University of Brighton Academies Trust Admissions Policy

If you are unable to complete an online application form, please call 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 here. Please do not apply through the Academy directly.

The deadlines for the 2021-2022 academic year admissions round are:

  • Admissions applications open: 5 October 2020
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2021
  • Allocation letters and emails sent out: 16 April 2021
  • Induction days: Summer term 2021

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

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Need some help?

Phone West Sussex County Council on 03330 142 903