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.



Your child's experience of school is as important to us as it is to you. We want to work in partnership with you to ensure your child has the very best experiences from their very first moments at Rustington.

Starting School

                                  Welcome video                                    

Starting school for the very first time, or changing schools is an important milestone for both you and your child. Here at Rustington Community Primary we believe that this should also be a time of great excitement and opportunity.


Because of this, we are firmly committed to ensuring that it is an experience that is as positive as possible; by working together we can and will make this transition smooth and enjoyable. This smooth transition begins from your very first encounter with us and we strive to maintain this through all areas of provision.

Our curriculum and information about wrap around provision from Funstars

This year we are offering:

  1. Taster sessions in September (an hour on a Saturday for your child to experience Early Years with you)
  2. Open Morning presentations in September, October and November - meet the Headteacher, learn more about the school and tour Early Years

To book a places please ring the Office on 01903 785271

Starting School guide

starting school 2022 2023 28 11 2022.pdf

School Opening Times

Gates open at 8.30 for an 8.40 registration

Early Years finish at 3pm and all other year groups finish at 3.10pm

For all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 this constitutes a 32.5 school week with additional facilities for wrap around care through Funstars or before and after school clubs. 

How to apply for a place

West Sussex have released guidance on applying for a school place for those eligible to start school in September 2025. The application window opens on 7th October and closes on 15th January 2024. See the links below for further information.

Starting School Guide

Checklist for making an application

Further information about our Admissions can be found on the Admissions page 

How to apply for a place at Rustington Community Primary School