Starting School – September 2019

The application process for children due to start school in September 2019 will begin on Monday 1 October 2018.

· Apply online at

· Applications can be made between 1 October 2018 and 15 January 2019

· Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2019

· The Information for Parents booklet is available on our website now

· Further information is available by ringing 03330 142 903

Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. We would therefore be grateful if all parents apply by the closing date.

Further to West Sussex County Council’s recent Bus Strategy Consultation, they would like to know more about how passengers use the supported bus routes across the county. Most routes in West Sussex are operated by bus companies on a commercial basis, and these are not part of this survey. However, some routes receive a subsidy from the county council to help them run. WSCC are keen to gather feedback from passengers and others to help us understand the impact of any potential changes to the routes. See poster below for details. Further information and the online questionnaire is available at – or by calling 01243 642105 for a paper copy.

Household Waste Recycling Sites change to winter opening hours

From 1 October 2018, winter opening hours at all 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) in West Sussex will come into effect.

The opening hours for all sites will be 9am until 4pm and times will be in place until 31 March 2019.

There will be changes to the days some sites are open. Burgess Hill, Chichester, Worthing, and Crawley will open for six days a week during the winter months. Chichester will close on Tuesdays and Burgess Hill, Worthing, and Crawley will close on Thursdays.

Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The changes are based around the demand for services at different times of the year.

“Reducing opening hours during the quieter winter allows us to keep sites open for longer in the summer months when demand is at its highest.”

Further information on Household Waste Recycling Sites can be found at

Feb 9, 2017 | Posted by | Comments Off on West Sussex County Council news