Arundel CofE Primary School

Admissions and Appeals

Proposal for variation to the admissions arrangements for September 2022

During the COVID19 pandemic, churches and other religious buildings have been closed by law for public worship and for other uses. Since the school’s oversubscription criteria include church attendance, a request to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) for a variation in the school's admissions arrangements has been made.

The requested variation is outlined in section 6.6 of Arundel Church of England's School Admissions Arrangements

If you are intending to apply for your child to start school for the first time in September 2022, then you must still apply to your home Local Authority, using the authority’s Common Application Form. In order for your application to be considered as ‘on time’ this was due by 15th January 2022.  Parents and carers notified of places around 16th April.

 Late applications can be made, but will only be successful if places are still available.


Arundel Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is a Church of England school in the Diocese of Chichester and is maintained by West Sussex LA.

The school provides a distinctively Christian education for children aged 4+ to 11 years, with priority being given to children who live and worship within the ecclesiastic parish of Arundel and South Stoke.

The criteria for 2022/23 admissions is available within our School Admissions Arrangements.

Arundel Church of England Primary School has an intake of 30 pupils each year and operates within the School Admissions Policy of West Sussex County Council.

West Sussex Starting School information.

Applications for a school place, whether 'starting school' for the first time, or an in-year transfer between schools, must be made directly through the West Sussex County Council Admissions Team. We also ask that you complete and return to us an Arundel Church of England supplementary information form, which can be download form here.

To find out more information on our school's admission arrangements through the local authority, please click here.

For a map of our Parish boundary, please click here.

If you are a prospective parent, we would be delighted to welcome you to Arundel CE School. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour of the school.


If you have not been successful in securing a place for your child and would like to appeal, you may do so by clicking here.

The oversubscription criteria is available within our Schools Admissions Arrangements.