Admissions and Transition

Apply for a place 

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At The Academy we provide a stimulating and engaging environment where high aspirations are expected and all student achievement is valued. We aim not only to match parents’ expectations of what a school should offer their child but to exceed them. The Academy staff strive to ensure that students experience the best quality teaching and learning so that they can achieve their full potential and contribute positively to the community in which they live.

Students at The Academy, Selsey all have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum suited to need and complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The school has progressed well in the last few years and as an Academy in partnership with The Kemnal Academies Trust has a very exciting future ahead.

To see for yourself what The Academy, Selsey has to offer, please attend our open evening or one of our open days, or make an appointment to come to see us at another time by contacting the Headteacher’s PA.

Please note that all applications for a place must go through the Schools Admission Office in Worthing (03330 142903).

We look forward to inviting you into our Academy!  If you would like to take a look around please do not hesitate to call and make an appointment.

Parent Handbook - June 2024.pdf
TAS Prospects (2).pdf

Deadline to apply for secondary school is 31st October 2023

Appeal Process - Parents who refused the school of their preference has the right of appeal. For further information on how to appeal please follow the link: 

In year admissions - This information only applies if you want to apply to move your child to us during the school year. Applications for in year transfers at The Academy, Selsey will be made in accordance with West Sussex’s in-year coordination scheme. 

Timetable for Appeals - Secondary

Your appeal will be heard at what is called a Hearing, within a time scale of 40 school days from 29th March 2024. It is likely to be heard at the end of April to August 2024.

All other appeals known as ‘in-year’ admissions and those for Year 7 submitted after 29th March 2024 will be heard within 30 school working days of submitting the request.

Your appeal request should state your reasons for your request and any additional information/documentation/appendices should be submitted five days before the Hearing to allow time for it to be copied and distributed to all the interested parties. At least 10 working days before your appeal, unless you choose to waive this right, you will be sent detailed information regarding the process and also the date and names of the independent panel members who will hear the appeal.

The school is unable to guarantee that any original work/evidence/folders, submitted as part of the appeal, will be returned. Appellants may wish to submit copies in advance and then take important original documents verifying evidence to the appeal. 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Please click here to access an online application form.

If you are not able to apply online please use the word version found here

Completed forms should be returned directly to West Sussex, this can be done via email at or via post

Worthing (South) Pupil Admissions Office

Bridge House

Barrington Road



BN12 4SE 

Application outcomes will be confirmed in writing no later than 10 school days from receipt of the application.

If the number of applications for the school, for any year group, is more than the number of places available, the oversubscription criteria (as per our Admissions Policy) will be applied.  The same oversubscription criteria will apply before a place is offered from the Waiting List.


If your application is unsuccessful and you would like to pursue an appeal, please click here to access an Appeal form.

If you would like to arrange a tour of the school or have any queries regarding the admissions process please contact the School Office.

Telephone: 01243 602558