Diocese of Chichester Education


The governing body of an aided school and the board of directors in an Academy are the school's admission authority. This means they are responsible, within the terms of the Admissions Code, for drawing up the school's admission policy and criteria for admission, which includes any Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

The Local Authority administers the admissions process for main round admissions, i.e. admissions to schools in September. Each Local Authority has different arrangements for in year admissions; please consult your Local Authority for their current arrangements.

Chichester Diocese offers advice for our VA schools and academies on admissions and appeals.  The diocese is offering an Admissions Policy Clinic on 17 September 2018 and Admissions Appeal phone in Surgery on18 March 2019.   Please see the links for our guidance, further information and current Codes. A model policy is available on request.