CFS is a state funded, co-educational school for pupils aged between 4 and 16. We are subject to the National Admissions Code, however we do not have to have a catchment area. This ensures that CFS is fair and inclusive and available to anyone who wants to apply.

In 2013 we opened with Reception and Years 1, 3, 7 and 8 and have grown year on year until we are now at capacity with 1,020 pupils with ages ranging from 4 to 16.

Agreed admission number for new pupils in the academic year beginning in September 2021 is:

Reception = 60 pupils
Year 7 = 60 pupils

Our 2021/2022 Admission Policy can be found here.
Our 2022/2023 Admission Policy can be found here.
Our 2023/2024 Admission Policy can be found here.

Application Process

For a Reception or Year 7 admission place, parents must apply directly through WSCC Admissions Department and CFS would be one of your 3 choices of school.  The application process for both year groups is now closed but you can still submit a late application by contacting WSCC Admissions Department directly.  

Year 7 offers are made on Tuesday 1st March 2022.  Reception offers are made on Tuesday 19th  April 2022.

When the offers are made by WSCC, if you have not been offered CFS and would like your child’s name to go on the school’s waiting list, please email West Sussex County Council Admissions to confirm you wish for your child to be added to the waiting list.

In Year Admissions

You can still apply for a place for your child for any year group by completing an In Year Admissions Form and their name will be added to the waiting list if that year group is full. Anyone wishing to appeal for a place can do so by contacting West Sussex County Council – appeal forms as well as guidance notes can be downloaded from their website: www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions (link opens in new window). For those without internet access, it can also be obtained by telephoning 0845 071 007.

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