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Applications open for local primary school places in Crawley

Applications have now opened for places for children due to start primary school in September 2020.

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Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 will be eligible to start primary or infant school next September.

Parents of children currently in Year 2 at infant school should also apply for a place at junior school next year.

Applications opened on Monday, 7 October 2019 and close on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/school-places/

Parents will receive an automatic e-mail acknowledgement that the application has been received. Free use of computers with internet access is available in all West Sussex libraries.

Those unable to apply online can request a form by phoning 033 301 42903. The form must be returned by the application deadline.

How the application process works:
• Parents can apply for up to three different schools and must place them in order of preference.
• Parents are strongly encouraged to include your catchment school as one of your three preferences, although living in a catchment area does not guarantee a place at the catchment school.
• Those who miss the deadline for applications must still submit an application form as a child will not automatically be allocated a school.

Richard Burrett, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said:

“It is really important that parents and carers submit their applications on time to stand the best chance of their child going to one of their preference schools. It’s always a good idea to visit schools and look at their websites first, so people’s preferences are informed.”

The closing date for all primary, infant and junior school applications is 11.59pm on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.

Secondary school admissions are currently open for September 2020 and close on Thursday 31 October 2019.

West Sussex County Council staff are available to help parents through the admissions process. Parents can telephone 033 301 42903 or email the admissions team north at  admissions.north@westsussex.gov.ukor the admissions team south at  admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk

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Crawley’s Thomas Bennett Students Celebrate Christmas with a Winter Concert

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Students at Thomas Bennett Community College celebrated Christmas with an amazing Winter Concert held last night.

More than 25 students performed and showcased an amazing array of talent.  Performances included some Christmas classics as well a vast array of music and songs from all genres.

The school hall was packed to the rafters with family, friends and staff all of whom came to watch.  Decorated beautifully for Christmas the atmosphere in the school was fantastic.  The highlight of course was the students, whose talent was just incredible.  Students played a range of instruments including keyboard, guitar and drums.  There was also plenty of vocal performances from students whose outstanding talent was just phenomenal.

Lots of hard work and commitment went into making the evening such a success.  Students have been practising tirelessly in the weeks leading up to the event to ensure that they were able to perform with confidence.  The schools Sixth form students also played in a big part and helped organise the event and made sure it run smoothly. 

However, the concert wouldn’t have been such a huge success without the hard work of the schools entire music department.  Mr. Dobson, Ms. Wookey and Ms. Harvey all worked phenomenally hard to ensure that the evening was brilliant.  Their passion for music and teaching really shone through.

The event was the perfect way to finish the winter term. 

Headteacher, Stuart Smith said:

“The Winter Concert was just incredible.  I really couldn’t be prouder of the outstanding talent shown by the students last night.  The event was a real highlight of the year and wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Mr. Dobson and the music department.  We have some incredibly gifted students and watching them perform last night with such confidence was amazing to see.”

The whole school community enjoyed the experience so much that they are now busy thinking ahead and are getting ready to prepare for their Easter music concert.

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