If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, then they are eligible to start school in September 2020.

You can apply online from Monday 7 October 2019. If you would like further advice or information contact: 03330 142 903

Apply online at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions, it’s simple, convenient and timesaving.

  • Applications can be made between 7 October 2019 and 15 January 2020
  • Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2020
  • Further information for parents is available on the Council's website now
  • Staff are available to support on 03330 142 903

If needed, free internet access to apply online is available at all:

  • West Sussex libraries
  • Children and Family Centres

Note: Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on-time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. So, if your application is received after the deadline of Wednesday 15 January 2020 your chance of securing a place at one of your preference schools could be seriously affected.

Click here to for a leaflet giving full details.

You may have noticed changes to the appearance of cocking.org.

The content hasn't changed a lot, but in common with other public bodies, we are working to make our website more 'accessible.  This means that anyone should be able to enjoy the site regardless of their eyesight or other issues and make use of aids such as screen readers.

To date we have

  • Tested all pages for potential problems and for clarity
  • Adjusted the content where issues were found
  • Simplified the page format to make it clearer
  • Added controls to the top of all pages that allow users to change contrast, display width and text size

Our aim is to make the site conform as far as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Grooup (WCAG)'s Standard 2.1 at the AA level.  Some changes will be outside of our scope due to cost and complexity, but the site is now accessible at a good standard.

Moreover, from now on, new content will be designed to maintain our level of conformity and the site will be monitored to ensure continued conformance,

This is not a 'one off', but rather than an ongoing process.  So be prepared for more changes to come.

Poster for the 12 November North Chichester CLC meeting; 7pm at the Grange, Midhurst