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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


River Beach


We look forward to welcoming your child to River Beach Primary School.

If you would like to view our admissions policy for Nursery and other year groups, please follow the links below:

Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions Policy

If you would like to apply for a place at our Nursery, you can do from the time your child is 2 in preparation for the term after they turn 3.

The application form can be found here.

School Admissions

School Admissions Policy




Details of the admissions policy for West Sussex Schools can be found at:

West Sussex Admissions Page


If you are thinking about going to appeal, please follow this link for more information.

River Beach Appeals Timetable

September 2023 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September 2024 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).


Offer date

Deadline for lodging an appeal


16 April 2024

17 May 2024



after 17 May 2024 (late appeals)

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by the West Sussex Appeals Administrator at least 5 days before the hearing. They will provide a copy of the school’s statement of case which will be sent to each parent/carer at least 5 days before the hearing.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the West Sussex Appeals Administrator at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.


If you wish to visit the school prior to making an application, please phone the school on 01903 725500 or email office@riverbeach.w-sussex.sch.uk to make an appointment.