St. Lawrence Primary School
National Teaching School
St. Lawrence Primary
Respect, Independence, Caring, Teamwork, Reach for the stars


If you would like to apply for a place for your child at St Lawrence, please contact the School Office in the first instance, as the Governing Body is the admissions authority.  You will then be provided with further details.

Details of our admissions policy can be found in our School Prospectus.

Check on the West Sussex County Council website to see if you are in our catchment area.

Clergy reference form to support applications for a place at St Lawrence.

Supplementary form for admission to St Lawrence (Word version).

Parent information booklet.

School uniform order form (please send direct to poponin at

Admissions Appeal Timetable 2019-20

The Local Authority will let parents know when a place has been offered for the Foundation Stage on or around 16 April 2019.  For a period of 3 weeks following that date parents are given the opportunity to accept the place offered.  At the end of that period places not accepted will be open to those on the waiting list.  Applications for a place on the waiting list should be received by 22 May 2019.  Parents who are still without a place at St Lawrence may notify the school and the Local Authority of their wish to appeal.  The School will then arrange for an appeal to take place within 6 weeks.  In addition the Governing Body will consider the application to see if it meets accepted admission status.

For other year groups applications in year are considered by the Governing Body.  If a place cannot be offered, the pupil can be placed on the school’s waiting list.  However, the parent has the right of appeal and should lodge an appeal with the Chair of Governors and the Local Authority.  An appeal will be heard within 6 weeks of the paperwork being lodged.