The criteria for admissions to Warden Park Secondary Academy follow the mandatory guidance in the Statutory Admissions Codes of the Department for Education (DfE) and the law.
It is acknowledged that children with an Education Health Plan that specifies the school will be given prior consideration either for one of the Specialist Support Centre places or the ‘main roll’. Beyond these children places will be allocated on the following basis with the ‘tie-breaker’ in each category (should they be over-subscribed) being nearest ‘as the crow flies’ from the child’s home front door to that of the Academy.
Admission arrangements for Warden Park are co-ordinated by: Pupil Admissions Office, County Hall North, Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 1XA. Tel: 01403 229102. Fax: 01403 240158. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about how to apply, please go to www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions. Applications are usually made on line. If you have problems, please alert the Pupil Admissions Office.
Applicants from East Sussex must complete the East Sussex application form. This can be completed on line. The form will be forwarded to the West Sussex Admissions Office by East Sussex County Council.
Parents should keep the Admissions Team informed of any changes to their circumstances once an application has been made.
Please note that visits to the academy do not form part of the process of deciding which children are to be offered a place at the academy.
The WSCC admissions team will confirm a young person’s place with parents or carers and with the academy. A senior member of the Warden Park staff will then contact parents or carers as soon as is practicable to make the necessary arrangements to enrol the young person at Warden Park.
Parents of children with disabilities or Statements of Special Educational Need should contact us when their children are in Year 4 of primary school.
Further general information on admissions and appeals, can be obtained from www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions
Once your son or daughter’s place is confirmed, we will then contact you.
Students who have a brother or sister at Warden Park Secondary Academy in Year 11 at the point of application need to complete the Supplementary Information Form.
In addition, if you meet the conditions of E, F or G, please also complete a Supplementary Information Form and return it to the Head Teacher’s PA, Warden Park Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5DP or by email to email@example.com
 A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
 Parents/carers must provide written supporting evidence from an appropriately qualified person (usually a doctor or social worker) if they wish to apply under exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds where used. The evidence should state clearly why the academy is best suited to meet the child’s specific needs. Letters from parents are not considered sufficient evidence. The term ‘parent’ includes other legal guardians. Such applications will be considered by a panel of three academy Directors advised by the Head Teacher.
 A catchment area is a geographical area served by Warden Park Secondary Academy and defined on a map. Parents are informed of the catchment academy or school for their home address. Maps are available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
 Brothers or sisters may be half or step-siblings, adopted siblings or the child of the parent/carer’s partner but must be living permanently at the same address.
 Application submission deadline established by West Sussex County Council
In the case of oversubscription in any of the above categories, priority of placement is given to applicants who live nearest the academy (measured by a straight line from the child’s home front door to that of the Academy, using Ordnance Survey Data from a central point in each building). A home address is the address recorded on the Local Authority database as provided by the parents.