Starting School

School Tours for Reception Starters 2022
We are pleased to be able to offer dates throughout the Autumn Term 2021, for prospective new families to come and explore all that our wonderful school has to offer. We will be offering tours of our school on the following dates and times:
Thursday 7th October 2021 
Tuesday 9th November 2021
Monday 10th January 2022
Please contact the school office at or call us on (01243) 814330 to book a place on one of our tours. If these times are not convenient, we will endeavour to find an alternative date and time. 
Information about how to make an application and a link to the online admissions system will be available from 9.00am on Monday 4 October 2021. The deadline for applications is Saturday 15 January 2022. We were full for our Reception intake in September 2021, so please don't delay in making your application.
In the meantime, you can find out more about our school by exploring our website, including our half-termly newsletters under the 'Parents' tab. We have a Slindon Church of England Primary School Facebook page and an Ivy_the_school_dog profile on Instagram, where you can keep an eye on what's going on in school. 
For further information or to speak with the Headteacher, please call the school office on (01243) 814330 or email
We look forward to meeting you!
Is Slindon my local school?

Our school serves a large rural area, which includes the villages of Slindon and Eartham.  For this reason there is a school bus which transports some children to and from school each day.

Do you take children from outside your area?

Yes.  About 50% of the children at the school live in the Parish of Slindon, Eartham and Madehurst, whilst the remaining children travel from as far as Chichester, Bognor and Littlehampton. 

Can I come and look around the school?

With pleasure.  Please ring the school to make an appointment.

When can my child start school?

Children in West Sussex may start school at the beginning of the school year in which they reach their fifth birthday.  Admission to school is co-ordinated by the West Sussex County Council Admissions Team.    

Please click here to access the latest information on school admissions from West Sussex County Council

My child isn’t due to start school for a few years: can I put his/her name on the waiting list?

In the September before your child is due to start school you will be sent information explaining the process.  If you do not receive this information you should contact the West Sussex County Council Admission Team.
We’ve recently moved into the area and have a school age child.  Is there space at your school?

Please contact us and we will be able to tell you whether there is a space in your child’s year group.