Admission Arrangements

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.

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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 when applying for a primary, infant and junior school place.

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, Chartway, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XH

Telephone: 03330 142903         Email:



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



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 the 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 at 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 Junior school and meet the deadlines set by their Local Authority.