At Desmond Anderson Primary Academy, we welcome 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.
Reception Admission (Admissions Round)Admissions round applications are made direct to West Sussex County Council (WSCC) using their common application form (CAF). Please do not apply through the academy directly.
The deadlines for the 2024-25 academic year admissions round are:
- Admissions applications open: 2 October 2023
- Closing date for applications: 15 January 2024
- Allocation letters and emails sent out: 17 April 2024
- Induction days: Summer term 2024
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.