Pupils are welcomed into the school, regardless of where they live, provided room is available within the year group. Free transport is provided by the authority to all pupils who live more than three miles from the school and live within the Downlands catchment area.

This area includes Albourne, Poynings, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Keymer, Goddards Green and Ditchling. Parents are advised to check with the Education Office at West Sussex County Council if they are in any doubt.

Many other pupils travel to the school from both East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. School times are arranged to fit into the normal coach and train timetables.

The school adheres to the Local Education Authority’s Admission Policy. All parents with pupils in Year 6 have received copies of this procedure. Copies may be obtained from:

Admissions Team
County Hall(North)
Chart Way
West Sussex
RH12 1XA
Tel: 08450 751007
How to appeal
If you need to appeal, please use the website below and follow the steps outlined.

Education Transport
West Sussex County Council
County Hall
PO19 1RF
Tel: (01243)753530

The admission limit for Downlands for September 2021 is 240.

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