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Application Process

Applications for entry to all secondary schools in West Sussex are managed via West Sussex County Council Admissions department. Please visit the West Sussex County Council website for further information and to complete an online application. 

You will be advised on the outcome of your application by West Sussex County Council admissions at the beginning of March. After this date, if you are successful in gaining a place at The Forest School, the Transition Team will be in contact with a welcome pack and information regarding the comprehensive and exciting transition programme.

Places are allocated according to strict criteria, details of which are found on the West Sussex County Council website.

If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place your child will be added to the waiting list. Waiting lists are managed by the Pupil Admissions Team.

Useful Contacts: Horsham (North) Pupil Admissions Office, County Hall North (Parkside), Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1XH.

The WSCC webpage on Applying for Secondary School Places contains a great deal of useful information in addition.


Tel: 033 301 42903, please ask for Horsham  
Email: admissions.north@westsussex.gov.uk
Website: WestSussex