The information below is a guide to parents regarding our admissions process, how to secure a place for your child at Rose Green Junior and some of the transition arrangements.
For further information regarding transition to and from our school, please see our Transition pages.
For further information regarding the admissions process, please see the West Sussex County Council website.
For further information on our Admissions Policy please refer to 'Policies'.
When do I apply for a place at Rose Green Junior to start in Year 3?
All parents of Year 2 children in Infant schools will receive a letter from West Sussex County Council in October each year, advising of the application process and including a leaflet and checklist with further information on how to apply online. The closing date for applications is in January each year.
Is it possible to visit the school before I make the final decision?
We will be hold an information evening for prospective parents and children in November each year, before the January deadline to apply. At the information evening, parents and children have an opportunity to meet staff and have a tour of the school. In addition, prospective parents are always very welcome to book an appointment to visit the school at any other time.
When will I know which school my child has been allocated?
The Local Authority, West Sussex County Council, inform parents of their allocated school normally in April, ready for the September.
How are places decided for Rose Green Junior School?
Our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) is 96 children. If 96 or less children apply for Rose Green Junior then all of those children will be allocated a place. If more than 96 children apply, then children are prioritised using the Oversubscription Criteria, which is published each year by the Local Authority.
What is our Oversubscription Criteria?
- Any child with a statement of special educational needs or EHCP naming the school will automatically be admitted to that school, under section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
- Looked after children (children in public care), children who were previously looked after who leave care under a special guardianship or residence order. See page 7 for further details. Evidence must be provided;
- Children who need a place at the school on exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds. Evidence must be provided;
- Children attending Rose Green Infant School and applying for a place at Rose Green Junior School;
- Children with brothers or sisters already at Rose Green Junior School;
- Other children who live in the catchment area for the school to the West of the line shown on the map in the Admissions Policy document;
- Other children who live in the catchment area for the school to the East of the line on the map in the Admissions Policy document;
- Other children who live outside the catchment area.
The tie-break used is a straight line distance.
All distances are measured by a straight line from the school to the child’s home address, using Ordnance Survey address point data from a central point in each building.
Does the school manage the admissions process?
This process is managed by the Local Authority, West Sussex County Council.
My child does not currently attend Rose Green Infant School but I want them to attend the Junior School. Is it worth applying?
There are at least six additional spaces available for children who are not currently attending Rose Green Infant School because the PAN rises from 90 at Rose Green Infant to 96 at Rose Green Junior. These additional places are normally filled by children attending other Infant or Primary schools in the area who have applied for a place.
My child currently attends a Primary School, but I would like them to start at the beginning of Year 3 at Rose Green Junior.
You will not automatically receive an application form at the beginning of Year 2 because your child’s school place is already guaranteed at their current primary school up until the end of Year 6. Therefore, if you would like to apply for Year 3, then you will need to contact Admissions at West Sussex County Council as soon as possible to inform them of your preference and they will be able to advise accordingly.
Admissions contact details: 03330 142903 or firstname.lastname@example.org
My child has been given a place at Rose Green Junior School, what happens now?
The Year 2 children will take part in a Transition Programme which will involve the Year 3 teachers meeting the Year 2 children at their school as well as the Year 2 children visiting the Junior School a number of times during the summer term to begin to build relationships and so children become familiar with their new staff and new surroundings.
How is transition managed?
We ensure children transferring into Year 3 are as familiar with the school and their new teachers as is possible.
We organise several opportunities for the Year 2 children to visit us and become involved in school life prior to starting with us in September.
These activities include:
- Children in Year 2 at Rose Green Infant School are invited to watch school performances by Years 3, 4 and 5 throughout the year.
- A buddy morning – a shared reading activity with a Year 3 buddy, tour of the school and a shared playtime with year 3.
- Joint sports afternoon with Year 3, led by Year 6 children.
- Teacher visit to Rose Green Infant School for a question and answer session.
- Year 2 assembly with Mr Craig.
- Additional visit and tour for children with specific needs.
- Induction day where Year 2 children spend the day in their new classes with their new teacher.
- A meeting between Year 2 and Year 3 teachers to share relevant information regarding the children e.g. strengths and areas for development.
- Special Educational Needs meeting between the SENCOs of each school to ensure continued support.
- New entrants parents evening in July – see your child’s new classroom, meet their teacher and find out information about the school.
- Learning mentors work with specific children who find transition difficult on entry to Year 3.
Will you communicate with my child’s previous school?
The new Year 2 and Year 3 teachers will meet and share information about each individual child.
Children with specific issues or who may find transition difficult will be discussed at greater depth by the relevant staff including senior staff and special needs co-ordinators, which may include the parents, where appropriate. Schools outside the local area will normally communicate via email or telephone as well as sending on any relevant pupil records.
I have moved into the area after the January deadline and I wish my child to start in Year 3 in September.
You will need to contact Admissions as soon as possible and inform them of your preference.
Admissions contact details:
03330 142903 or email@example.com.
Children currently in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 who attend a different school or have moved into the area
How do I apply for a school place?
You will need to contact Admissions and inform them of your preference. They will inform you whether there is a space available and the nearest school with an available space.
Is it possible to visit the school beforehand?
Parents are very welcome to book an appointment by contacting the school office.
When will I know if a place has been allocated?
The Local Authority will contact you as soon as possible and inform you of your allocation.
What if there is no space at the school?
You will be allocated a place at the nearest school with a space.
Is there an appeals procedure?
If you are not allocated a place and wish to appeal the decision, then we follow the West Sussex Appeals Procedure.
How will you help my child settle in to their new school?
There will be an opportunity to meet the Headteacher or senior member of staff before starting as well as a tour of the school.
On the first day, we would encourage parents to bring their child to the main entrance so that they can be met personally by the child’s class teacher. Your child will then be ‘buddied’ with a couple of children in the class who will help look after them and help them settle in.
Within the first three weeks, parents will be invited to meet the class teacher to discuss how their child has settled, the SENCo may be included in this meeting if necessary.
Will you communicate with my child’s previous school?
Yes, if the previous school is in the UK.
The previous school will send records for the child as well as passing on any other relevant information. If the previous school is outside the UK, then communication may not always be so easy, so we will use any records that the parent has brought with them.
Transferring to Secondary School
See our Transition pages