If you have any questions regarding Admissions please contact Mrs Gill Cooper, telephone 01243 832702 or email

Admissions Appeals

Information and advice from West Sussex County Council regarding appeals can be found by clicking on the link below.

Appeals have been postponed due to coronavirus and that new dates will be notified in due course.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS 2020 (from para. 7 Admissions Arrangements 2020)

All parents applying for a place, whether Foundation or Community, should complete their Local Authority Application Form, which requires parents to state three schools in order of preference. This form should be completed online at no later than 31 October 2019.

Foundation Places

In addition, parents applying for Foundation Places should complete the Bishop Luffa School Foundation Supplementary Information Form, which includes details of the church attended. This form is available at Open Evening on Thursday 3 October 2019, or online and from the School from Friday 4 October 2019. The form should be returned to the School no later than 31 October 2019.

Those applying for Foundation Places should make an appointment to see their priest or minister and ask them to complete a Church Support Form. These are sent to clergy by the School; clergy who do not receive these forms may obtain them direct from the School. They should be returned by clergy to the Directors no later than Friday 22 November 2019 for consideration by the Directors in December 2019. Applications can only be considered for categories, A, B, D and E if they are supported by a Church Support Form. The decision of the Directors’ Admissions Committee will be conveyed to the Local Authority who will notify parents on 1 March 2020.

Category C Places

Those who apply for Category C must provide appropriate documentation or a letter from a qualified person (normally a doctor or a social worker) stating clearly the exceptional reasons why the child should attend Bishop Luffa School.

Community Places

Parents applying for Community Places should complete the Local Authority Application Form. This form should be completed online at no later than 31 October 2019. A Supplementary Information Form does not need to be completed for Community places.

Note: Those applying for a Foundation place whose applications are unsuccessful are automatically considered for a Community place if they live within three kilometres of the School. Parents who have any church connection or seek a Christian education for their child should always apply for a Foundation place and are not disadvantaged by doing so.


The Published Admission Number (PAN) relates to the Year 7 intake and is shown below.
Admission limits for other year groups are as follows:





Year 7

240 240 240

Year 8

240 240 240

Year 9

240 240 240

Year 10

220 240 240

Year 11

220 220 240

These limits are reviewed regularly by the Directors’ Admissions Committee.